Early Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Scholarship Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Application Closes: April 5, 2019

Application Information

The application process asks applicants to input identifying information into a form and upload documents for review. To prepare to submit your application for the SQIL program, please have the following available:

  • Updated contact information and credentials:
    This information is required for the online application.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume/List of awards or publications:
    Applicants are prompted to upload their CV or resume (.doc, .pdf) and may type additional information directly into the application.
  • A 500 – 1000 word Personal Statement explaining why you would like to be considered for the SQIL program. Your statement should include a brief description of your background, your area of professional interest, 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 or supervisor:
    The letter should be recent and address your suitability for the program.

Many applicants find the process easier to complete on a desktop or laptop computer due to the length of required personal statements and the required document upload.

Email with any further questions

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  • Tuition & Tuition Assistance


    Early application tuition: $11,900

    Standard tuition: $12,900


    For qualified program candidates, limited tuition support is available in the form of tuition reductions. Tuition reductions are awarded on the basis of merit and conditions stipulated by the sponsor. Assistance cover tuition fees only and do not cover other costs associated with the program such as materials, travel, or accommodations. 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
      The Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research (DHFMR) offers tuition support to a limited number of selected candidates in the form of tuition reductions. Reductions 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. Tuition support is awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. To apply for DHFMR support, please select this option on your application.

    If you apply for and do not receive a tuition assistance, you may still apply for admission to the program; however, since candidates are accepted on a rolling basis, in addition to meeting our admission criteria, your participation will depend on remaining capacity in the program. You will need to pay tuition at the rate applicable to the date of acceptance.

    Recipients of tuition reductions will be responsible for complying with applicable tax laws, in the US and/or in your home country

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

  • Payment Information

    Payment 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.

    Before making your payment, please call your credit card issuer to pre-authorize payment.

    Many companies now require this action for international payment and to protect the card holder from fraudulent transactions. 

    We also recommend that you do not use a mobile device such as a phone or tablet to make your payment.

    Students using such devices have reported technical difficulties in the past.

    2. Wire Transfer
    Include "HMS SQIL - student first and 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 SQIL- 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:)
    Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership Program
    Postgraduate Medical Education
    Harvard Medical School
    4 Blackfan Circle, 4th Floor
    Boston, MA 02115

    Include in memo line of check:
    Reference program and students last name

    4. Cash payment is not accepted.

    Refund and Cancellation Policy 

    We regret that we are unable to provide refunds should an applicant register and then we 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.

    Communication and Confirmation

    When sending a wire transfer, please email us a copy of the transaction receipt with your name and the program name clearly visible. Email confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of your paid registration. Please provide an email address that you check frequently.

    Please do not purchase non-refundable airline tickets until you have received an email from our office confirming your paid registration and confirmation that the program will be held.

  • Travel Information


    Please do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until you have received an email from our office confirming your paid registration and confirmation that the program will be held.

    Educational materials, air or ground transportation, hotel accommodation and meals, insurance, visas, vaccinations, and any other costs related to participation in the program are the responsibility of the registrants. The SQIL Program and Harvard Medical School are not responsible for losses due to cancellation of flights, non-issuance of visas or insurance, non-refundable accommodation charges, or any other costs incurred by registrants.


    Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education Programs admit qualified applicants from all over the world. Students are responsible for obtaining the necessary travel documents in order to attend the mandatory workshops of the program. The Program Managers and Admission Team will assist with verification of admission and letters of invitation, but cannot facilitate the Visa process. Students are advised consult the appropriate travel offices and consulates to determine what is needed to travel.

  • Alumni Status

    Graduation Ceremony and Certificate

    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, eligibility to join Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups.