Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science at Harvard University
In the Computer Science program, you will learn both the fundamentals of computation and computation’s interaction with the world. Your work will involve a wide range of areas including theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, economics and computer science, privacy and security, data-management systems, intelligent interfaces, operating systems, computer graphics, computational linguistics, robotics, networks, architectures, program languages, and visualization.
You will be involved with researchers in several interdisciplinary initiatives across the University, such as the Center for Research on Computation and Society, the Institute for Applied Computational Science, the Data Science Initiative, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
PhD in Computer Science Program Requirements
To be eligible for the PhD program in Computer Science at Harvard University, applicants must have completed a 4-year undergraduate degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution or a master’s degree in a relevant field.
PhD Funding Coverage
Harvard’s financial support package is typically for the first four years of study and the completion year, using a tiered tuition structure that reduces tuition over time as students progress through their degree programs.
This multiyear funding package includes a combination of tuition grants, stipends, traineeships, teaching fellowships, research assistantships, and other academic appointments.
In addition, Harvard Griffin GSAS students are particularly successful in securing grants, fellowships, and other sources of external funding as part of their professional development.
The standard funding package includes:
- Grant toward tuition and fees—paid in full for years 1 through 4, plus the dissertation completion year, with a partially subsidized dental plan option available.
- Living expense stipend during years 1 and 2.
- A combination of stipend, teaching fellowships, and/or research assistantships during years 3 and 4.
- If noted in your Notice of Financial Support, summer research funding following the first four academic years from Harvard Griffin GSAS or faculty grants.
- Stipend and/or research support during the completion year.
1. Application form: Completed application form submitted by the appropriate application deadline.
1. Statement of Purpose: describe your future research interests, how they relate to your classroom and/or research experience, and which labs at SEAS you’re most excited about. Your statement should be no longer than 1,000 words.
3. Three letters of recommendation submitted electronically
4. Transcripts: Please upload copies of all transcripts to the Academic Background section of the online application; unofficial copies are acceptable.
5. C.V. or Resume
6. SEAS does not accept General GRE scores nor Subject Test GRE scores for applicants to our Ph.D. programs.
7. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is other than English and who do not hold a Bachelor degree or its equivalent from an institution at which English is the language of instruction.
December 15, 2023
The application fee of $105.00.