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Aspire Leaders Program 2023 by Harvard University


Inquire about the Aspire Leaders Program

Talent exists among youth around the world. Discover your potential or encourage others to learn more and apply for our next cycle. Proceed to the inquiry form here.

About the Aspire Leaders Program

Who is it for? 

  • This program is for students who are from backgrounds of social and financial adversity. All applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • First-generation to attend university, meaning their parents did not complete an undergraduate degree
  • Low-income background
  • Ages 18-26
  • Current undergraduate students or recent graduates
  • OR students impacted by armed conflict and/or a natural disaster
  • For more details about eligibility, please see the FAQ.

What are the program opportunities?

Through the program, students will:

  • Gain access to fully-funded HarvardX courses and leadership development tools.
  • Participate in live seminars with Harvard and world-class faculty.
  • Exchange ideas in a virtual classroom with a global community of peers.

Are students in cycle one eligible for cycle two?

If you apply to a cycle one program and are invited to Stage 1, then this means you are eligible for the Aspire Leaders Program. If you were not able to continue and complete Stage 1 or any other stage, then you are welcome to apply again to join the cycle two cohort.

If you progressed to Stage 2 or Stage 3 in cycle one, then we encourage you to continue taking HarvardX courses and attending faculty seminars while they are available. Congratulations! You have already learned and gained so much. If you do not continue to Stage 5 then you can apply again the following year.


Students who apply by the deadline and are eligible will begin moving through the stages. Whether students complete one stage or all five, they will gain skills and certificates along the way. The Aspire Leaders Program is competitive, and we strongly encourage you to submit your application early.

Once accepted to the Aspire Leaders Program, students will continue through a multi-stage selection process, culminating in the finalist program, delivered virtually. This occurs 4-5 months after the application deadline.

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