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!
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.
Request a Transcript
If you are applying to study abroad, and require your Haverford Transcript to be sent, please fill out this form (Fall and Spring Semesters ONLY).
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. Download the timeline.
A few programs have special requirements for applications (ie. Oxford/Cambridge) or are direct admit (IES, DIS) by the Office of International Academic Affairs. All students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad.
5 Steps to Study-Away Success
- You are responsible for applying directly to the program. Deadlines are often earlier than the Haverford application deadline, so read the fine print.
- To request a transcript to be sent to your study abroad program, please fill out our form.
- Need professor recommendations?
- Be sure to give each recommender at least two weeks' notice and check to see if you need the Director of Study Abroad’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.
Special Program Requirements
- DIS/IES Direct Admit
Students who meet the eligibility requirements for IES approved programs may be directly admitted by the Office of International Academic Affairs. Students must apply via the IES website but should do so only after they have been interviewed by the Office of International Academic Affairs.
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 the Office of International Academic Affairs for further information if you fall into these categories.
All students applying to the DIS program must first schedule an interview with the Office of International Academic Affairs to determine if they meet the requirements of the program. If students meet the eligibility requirements, the Office of International Academic Affairs can directly admit the students from the DIS website.