Road to Harvard Essay competition 2022: Harvard Summer Course - Deadline June 30, 2022

It's that time again!

For the third time, the Harvard Scholarship Foundation Germany e.V. organizes the essay competition "Road to Harvard".

  • You think a university like Harvard is out of your reach?
  • You don’t know yet if you’re going to go to university, but you’re committed to social causes, have a favorite subject and are passionate about a certain area?
  • You really would like to attend a Harvard Summer Course and find out what’s involved in the application process?

Win a Harvard Summer Course at one of the best universities in the world!

The 2-Week Harvard Pre-College Program is exclusively on campus and offers over 100 non-credit courses. You will thrive in a dynamic, immersive and supportive academic environment alongside peers from around the world. .

In order to participate in the competition, you must be between 16 and 18 years old, high school student and living in Germany.

Phase 1:

a) an essay on the topic of: NATO Eastward Expansion – Blessing or Curse? Implications of Russia`s war of aggression against Ukraine for the geopolitics of the 21st century (max. 4 pages)

b) a motivation letter (max. 1 page)

The essay and letter of motivation must be written in English. Before preparing and uploading your work please read the information on the website. This phase of the competition ends as soon as 200 applications have been submitted, at the latest, however, by June 30, 2022.

Phase 2:

By mid of August the selection committee will name the 20 competition finalists. The finalists will receive an invitation to the Summerfest on September 17, 2022. The interviews will take place on the day of the Summerfest, during which you can affirm your interest and motivation for visiting Harvard University. The winners will be announced and awarded at the evening event.

The main prize:

A two-week Pre-College Program

Organizational condition:

The winners require a passport and a visa for entering the USA at the latest by the time of travel.

Please direct any questions you have about the competition to:

We look forward to hearing from you!