The application process only requires two main steps—completing the Intent to Study Abroad Form and your Program-Specific Application—but it's your responsibility to pay attention to all Haverford and program-specific deadlines.

A few programs have special requirements for applications (ie. Oxford/Cambridge) or are direct admit (IES, DIS) by Dean Mancini. All students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad.

5 Steps to Study-Away Success
  • Intent to Study Abroad

    All forms must be submitted by October 5 for Spring semester or February 5 for Fall semester and yearlong programs. This is the only way to request permission from Haverford to study abroad and to be entered in the Study Abroad database. It is recommended that you apply early, because many programs have limited enrollment and fill up quickly!

    Complete the Form

    Program-Specific Application

    Follow the requirements of the specific program to be considered. Review our "5 Steps to Study-Away Success" to avoid common pitfalls and stumbling points.

    Find Your Program

  • Deadlines.
    You are responsible for applying directly to the program. Deadlines are often earlier than the Haverford application deadline, so read the fine print.
    Official or unofficial, each program will require a transcript. Email Registrar James Keane (do not go through the Clearinghouse).
    Need professor recommendations?
    Be sure to give each recommender at least two weeks' notice and check to see if you need Dean Mancini’s written permission/authorization to apply for the program.

    If you are not applying online:
    • You can ask your professors to mail their recommendations directly to the program    OR
    • Ask your professors to put their recommendations in a sealed envelope with their signature across the flap, and include these in your final application.
    Not applying online?
    If their process involves the mailing of hard copy applications, keep a copy for your records. Incredibly, things get lost in the mail.
    On financial aid?
    You must apply for available scholarships in order to receive financial aid from the college.

Accepting Your Offer of Admission

Once you receive word from your program, complete the Acceptance Agreement to notify the Office of Study Abroad of your plans, or the Cancellation/Deferment of Program Form (to either cancel your acceptance entirely, or to defer to the following semester/year).

You must also submit a form to pre-register for classes for all approved international academic programs. The deadline is May 1 for the fall semester or full year, December 1 for spring semester.

All students must complete the Emergency Contact form and Travel Waiver.

Special Program Requirements

DIS/IES Direct Admit
  • IES Programs

    Students who meet the eligibility requirements for IES approved programs may be directly admitted by Dean Mancini. Students must apply via the IES website but should do so only after they have been interviewed by Dean Mancini.

    Students with GPAs below 3.0, those applying after the deadlines, or who are on academic warning cannot be directly admitted to IES programs. Contact Dean Mancini for further information if you fall into these categories.

    DIS Program

    All students applying to the DIS program must first schedule an interview with Dean Mancini to determine if they meet the requirements of the program. If students meet the eligibility requirements, Dean Mancini can directly admit the students from the DIS website.

  • Haverford College has agreements with several Colleges at the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford, England. Learn more about the Oxford/Cambridge options >