The Kennedy School is committed to both thought and action. Our renowned faculty and pioneering research centers deliver bold new ideas. Our students are prepared and trained to lead, no matter whether in the private, public or non-profit sector. We not only convene the best and brightest international leaders in engaging today’s top issues, we are international ourselves.

About

Every generation faces the opportunity and responsibility to meet the challenges of its era. The greatest problems confronting our world today – from nuclear proliferation to climate change and entrenched poverty – are complex, interrelated and urgent. At Harvard Kennedy School, we ask what we can do to solve them.

Today’s problems require novel approaches and non-traditional alliances that bring together leaders from government, civil society and business. That’s why we bring a multidisciplinary approach to advancing the public interest.

Over the last 75 years, the Kennedy School has become the global leader in educating and empowering individuals committed to advancing the public interest. Our teachers are renowned scholars and accomplished practitioners who are actively engaged in the affairs of the world. Our students are legislators, nonprofit executives, social entrepreneurs, advocates and aspiring leaders – from every age group and every corner of the globe.

Across sectors and disciplines, our students gain critical skills for solving complex problems. They learn to think deeply and broadly about public service and the impact policies have on people, markets and institutions. They experience the nexus of academic rigor and real-world relevance. And they leave prepared to create positive social change.

Through our distinguished faculty, innovative research centers, diverse student body and global network of accomplished alumni, we are redefining what it means to advance the public interest while honoring John F. Kennedy’s call to public service.

Our world-famous faculty and our research and policy centers and programs are dedicated to delivering bold new ideas. The articles, books, reports and working papers they produce are being constantly added to our growing virtual library. The Research & Publications section is dedicated to helping you locate and use that scholarship, as well as to facilitate access to Kennedy School resources.

Research

Our world-famous faculty and our research and policy centers and programs are dedicated to delivering bold new ideas. The articles, books, reports and working papers they produce are being constantly added to our growing virtual library. The Research & Publications section is dedicated to helping you locate and use that scholarship, as well as to facilitate access to Kennedy School resources.

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Harvard Kennedy School!

Student Life

Students come to Harvard Kennedy School from across continents and sectors and with different perspectives and life experiences, creating a globally minded community that is vibrant, intellectually curious, and diverse.

Activities, groups and initiatives led by students are a pivotal piece of the HKS learning experience. Not only do students share the same passion to help make the world a better place; they act on it, and in the process build lasting friendships and professional networks. They are leading conferences and caucuses, writing, editing and managing the student-run newspaper and policy journals, taking part in some 70 student clubs and organizations, representing their classmates in the Kennedy School Student Government, or volunteering for HKS Serves, a day of public service.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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