Admission to the Program

NOTE: The application deadline to the summer 2020 SLP has passed.

SLP has an open admission, and anyone who is currently registered at a college or university is welcome to apply. There is a $50 application fee.

Please note that every student may only take one SLP language due to the intensive nature of the language immersion during the eight weeks of the program.

Non-HDS students (except for Boston Theological Interreligious [BTI] Consortium students) will be charged full tuition, in addition to the application and program fees.

The SLP is unable to grant Student Visas/I-20s for international students.

To Apply

Complete the application and email it to You will receive a confirmation of receipt within 5 days.

The application includes a link to pay the $50 application fee. Payment can be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) or transfer from a bank account. If you have already applied, you can pay the application fee separately by clicking here. The application fee is refunded if the course is not run. 

We are not accepting checks for the 2020 program. Your application will be considered complete upon receipt of the application fee.

Should you have questions, please contact the SLP Office.

Health insurance

As a Harvard Divinity School Summer Language Program student, you are required to have health insurance that covers major illnesses and accidents within the United States for the duration of the SLP. If you will be enrolled in the fall as a student at HDS or at Harvard University, health insurance will be available to you through Harvard University Health Services as of August 1 of any given year.

Should you need to purchase health insurance for any length of time during the SLP, please consult these, or other websites for more information: