Application Information
  • Early Admissions Deadline: August 17, 2018
  • Early Admissions Deposit Deadline: August 31, 2018
  • Application Closes: September 21, 2018
  • Tuition Due: October 1, 2018

Application received after August 17, 2018 and tuition paid by October 1, 2018: $12,900

Application received by August 17, 2018 and admissions deposit paid by August 31, 2018: $11,900 ($1,000 discount)

Students who submit applications by the Early Admission Deadline and submit a deposit for the program by the early deposit deadline date are eligible for the reduced tuition rate.

 Payment plan available.

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  • Payment & Refund Information

    1. Credit Card (Preferred)
    Credit card payments are accepted through your application/registration account. Please refer to your tuition invoice for complete payment details.

    2. Wire Transfer

    Reference "HMS Cancer Program- student last name" - in the memo section of the wire

    Please wire funds in US dollars to:

    Bank Name: Bank of America
    Bank Address: 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110
    WIRE ABA#: 026009593
    Account Name: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Account #: 9372639404
    (Reference "HMS Cancer Program- student last name")

    Please inquire with your bank about any fees associated with sending a wire transfer, including any fees from an intermediary bank. Applicants are responsible for all associated wire transfer fees and should increase the total amount transferred to cover tuition and fees in full.

    3. Check payable to Harvard Medical School

    (Mail to this address:)
    Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
    Postgraduate Medical Education
    Harvard Medical School
    4 Blackfan Circle, 4th Floor
    Boston, MA 02115

    4. Cash payment is not accepted.

    Email confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of your paid registration. Please provide the email address that you check frequently.


    We regret that we are unable to provide refunds should an applicant register then be unable to attend the program. A full refund will be given should the program be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Notification of cancellation will be provided at least 30 days prior to the program’s start.

Accepting Applications: Cancer Research 2018-2019

More Information

  • Application Information

    To prepare to submit your online application for the Cancer Biology & Therapeutics: High-Impact Cancer Research program, please have the following available:

    Your contact information and credentials: This information is required for the online application.

    Your Curriculum Vitae/Resume: Applicants will be prompted to upload their current CV or resume in .doc or .pdf format. This can include awards or publications (if applicable).

    A Personal Statement of up to 500 words explaining why you would like to be considered for the Cancer Biology & Therapeutics: High-Impact Cancer Research program. Your statement should include a brief description of your background, your area of professional interest, and how this course will impact your career as well as the institution and country where you work. 

    A letter of recommendation from a department/division head/director/chair: The letter should address your suitability for the program and support your attendance at the workshops.

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  • Tuition & Tuition Assistance

    Early admissions deposit tuition: $11,900
    Standard tuition: $12,900

    For qualified program candidates, tuition support is available in the form of 25% to 50% tuition reductions. Tuition reductions are awarded to students based on based on merit and eligibility. No assistance is provided for workshop travel, program materials, or other course related expenses. The following support options are available for this course:

    Harvard Medical School Tuition Reductions

    Harvard Medical School will provide tuition reduction to candidates of high merit who are citizens and current residents of low-to-middle income countries (as defined by the World Bank).

    Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research Tuition Support

    The Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research (DHFMR) offers a limited number of partial scholarships to selected candidates. Partial scholarships will be funded at no more than 50% of tuition. Priority is given to candidates from the United Arab Emirates, but candidates from the GCC and MENA region*, and candidates living and working in the GCC and MENA region, regardless of nationality, will also be considered. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. To apply for DHFMR support, please select this option on your application.

    *The GCC and MENA Region includes: Algeria | Bahrain | Djibouti | Egypt | Iraq | Israel | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Libya | Malta | Morocco | Oman | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Syria| Tunisia | United Arab Emirates | West Bank and Gaza | Yemen

  • Graduation Information & Alumni

    Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to attend a graduation ceremony at the Harvard Medical School at the end of the final workshop. Upon graduation, students are awarded a Harvard Medical School Certificate of Completion.

    Graduates of the program are eligible to become Associate Members of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association and the Harvard Alumni Association. Benefits include: membership to a global network of 10,000 HMS alumni and a global network of more than 300,000 men and women in more than 200 countries, and eligibility to join Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups.