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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Applied Computation)

 2 years
 full time
 on campus

$ 54,880 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Applied Computation at Harvard School of Engineering uses computational and data science principles to solve challenges at the frontiers of natural and social science and all engineering fields.
  • Both the Data Science degree program (in partnership with the  Statistics Department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences) and the Computational Science and Engineering degree program are housed within the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS). 

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 117,460 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Program Url
Average Salary (USD)$80000

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

  • Candidates must have the equivalent bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Student’s GRE test scores are one important part of their application, and they should strive to submit their best possible scores. They review them closely because they have found that to some degree, those with strong scores are best positioned to succeed in graduate study.

Required Document List

  • Online application form, including SEAS Supplemental form
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted electronically
  • Transcripts please upload copies of all transcripts to the Academic Background section of the online application; unofficial copies are acceptable. 
  • C.V. or Resume

Application Deadline

Jan 01

Scores Required

100 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$54880$54880
Health insurance$3700$3700
Other fees$230$230
Total fees$58730$58730

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Apartment housing$ 16,700
Food$ 6,310


QS World University 2020

Ranked #7/ 600

Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
The Kay-Grant Group Scholarship 2020 $1,000 Yes 31 Oct, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Young Professionals Program Variable Yes 31 Jul, 2020
FormSwift Scholarship Program $1,000 Yes 15 Mar, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
TEC Scholarship $1,000 Yes 01 Jun, 2020
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
BeArt Presets-Academic Scholarship $2,000 Yes 01 Apr, 2020
KC Mahindra Scholarship $5,542 Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
AAUW International Fellowships Variable Yes 15 Nov, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Variable Yes N/A
Young Women in Public Affairs Award $4,000 Yes 01 Aug, 2020
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Variable Yes 23 Apr, 2020
Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship $1,000 No 01 Aug, 2020
SWE Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program Variable Yes 30 Jan, 2020
Comindware Scholarship $4,000 Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
QS scholarship Variable Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Innovation in Education Scholarship - La Tutors 123 $500 Yes 20 Feb, 2020
1st Formations Business Scholarship $800 Yes 29 May, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


Outlines for the Visa application process:

  • When a new international student comes to Harvard University from outside the United States using a visa sponsored by Harvard University. All student visas sponsored by Harvard University require both a visa document issued by the Harvard International Office and a visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate outside the United States. 
  • Canadian citizens only need a visa document and do not need a visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Students can apply for different types of visas such as J-Scholar Visa, H-1B Visa, O-1 Visa, TN Visa, E-3 Visa, B Visa & ESTA.

Work Study

The primary benefit for students who are eligible for Federal Work-Study Program is that their federally-subsidized wages can allow them to pursue a wider range of employment opportunities to fulfill their term-time work expectations, particularly with employers who wouldn't otherwise be able to hire a student worker. Here are some examples of employers for which Federal Work-Study Program-eligible students can work with: 

  • On-Campus Jobs: Students can use Federal Work-Study Program funds for any on-campus position.
  • Off-Campus Jobs: The following off-campus employers qualify for the Federal Work-Study Program: 
    • Recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organizations (i.e. shelters, hospitals, youth organizations, etc.)
    • State, local and federal government agencies
    • For-profit organizations whose business activity is related to the student's concentration
    • Positions at religious organizations that do not involve constructing, operating, or maintaining any part of a building used for religious worship or sectarian instruction. For example, students can work at a church that is operating a homeless shelter but can not assist a religious leader in making a space ready for religious service.

Career and Placement after Course

Graduates go on to work across a variety of industry sectors or choose to pursue further studies at leading graduate business or doctoral programs. IACS collaborates with the Harvard Office for Career Services to expose the student to a diverse range of companies through the Data Analytics and Technology Fair (Attended by nearly 100 employers), and individual company tech talks or tech treks.

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