The application is Now Open! Early Action Deadline: September 22, 2023 Final Application Deadline: September 31, 2023 Apply to the Aspire Leaders Program Talent exists among youth around the world.
Discover your potential or encourage others to learn more and apply. Proceed to the application form here.
About the Aspire Leaders Program Who is it for? This program is for students from social and financial adversity backgrounds. All applicants must meet the following criteria:
First-generation to attend university, meaning their parents did not complete an undergraduate degree
- Low-income background
- Ages 18-26
- Current undergraduate students or recent graduates
- OR students impacted by armed conflict and/or a natural disaster
For more details about eligibility, please see the FAQ.
What are the program opportunities? Through the program, students will:
The following are some frequently asked questions about the Harvard University Aspire Leaders Program.
Who is eligible to apply for the Aspire Leaders Program?
The Aspire Leaders Program is open to youth around the world who are between the ages of 18 and 26. All international students are eligible for the program.
Am I eligible if I have applied before?
If you applied for the 2022 program, you are eligible to apply again – unless you are an alumnus and completed all five stages. Congratulations on your perseverance!]
Is there an application fee for the Aspire Leaders Program?
No, there is no application fee to apply for the Aspire Leaders Program.
Do applicants need to take the IELTS or TOEFL for the Aspire Leaders Program?
No, applicants do not need to take the IELTS or TOEFL for the Aspire Leaders Program.
What is the selection process for the Aspire Leaders Program?
The selection process for the Aspire Leaders Program includes various elimination rounds of interviews. However, every student still receives access to the HBS certified online courses at every round as the minimum. Once they have made it into the program, the course runs as the 2022 cohort.
What are some benefits of participating in the Aspire Leaders Program?
Participants in the Aspire Leaders Program will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and make an impact in their community. They will also have access to capstone events with faculty and industry experts. Additionally, the program is fully-funded, meaning that all expenses, including tuition, room, and board, are covered.
How can applicants apply for the Aspire Leaders Program?
Applicants can apply for the Aspire Leaders Program by filling out the application form on the program’s website.