Frequently Asked Questions

Requirements and Deadline

Applicants must submit the online application and all required admission materials no later than the stated deadline to be considered for admission. Only applications which fulfill all of the requirements of the call in due time will be taken into account.

What are the different visiting appointments at Harvard University?

Every School, Center or Department at Harvard University has its own regulations for visiting appointments. In order to be accepted as an RCC visitor, you will need to demonstrate any of the appointments (Visiting Fellow, Visiting Scholar, Visiting Researcher, or similar categories) granted by Harvard University.

How can I apply for the RCC Fellowships and Scholarships?

Every year RCC offers a number of Research Fellowships and Graduate Scholarships at Harvard University for eligible scholars and students.

To apply, please be sure you read the latest call of Research Grants and Graduate Scholarships for the procedures. Then, you will have to fill out the online application forms and upload all your required documents and information before the deadline.


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Am I eligible for RCC Graduate Scholarships?

You are eligible to apply for one of the RCC Graduate Scholarships if you are a Graduate (licenciado/a, ingeniero/a, arquitecto/a, graduado/a, master) who enrolls in one of the Graduate Programs at Harvard University. Preference is given to students who have attended one of the RCC Partner Universities.

The Scholarships are awarded for one academic year, but recipients may apply for renewal.

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Do I need to have an English Certificate?

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System, academic test format only) test scores for all sections are required of all applicants whose native language is not English or whose entire undergraduate/bachelor's degree program was not conducted in English. Applicants who transferred from a non-English speak institute to an English speaking institute must still submit a TOEFL or IELTS...

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What is a short non-funded visit at RCC?

Scholars from our Partner Universities can visit RCC for a short period of time with the intention of carrying out a future research project at Harvard University.

RCC will grant you access to the Harvard libraries and you will become an RCC Fellow or an Associate.



Is there a maximum and a minimum period for my research?

The minimum lenght of Visiting Research Appointments at Harvard may vary from one center to another. Please, be sure that you have verified this aspect at your Harvard School, Center or Department.

As an RCC Fellow receiving one of the RCC Research Fellowships, there is a minimum of three months and a maximum of ten months.

As an RCC Fellow receiving one of the RCC Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, the length of the stay will last two consecutive academic years.