The Program's objective is to select a diverse group of students with the ability and potential for future leadership in the labor movement. Applicants to the Program should have:

  • Experience as an officer or staff member of a local, regional or national union.
  • The ability to learn in an academic environment.
  • Financial sponsorship from his or her union or other source

Students are expected to be in residence for the full term of the Program. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and candidates will be notified as they are accepted.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, geographic regions and variety of union experience. We are committed to the progress of women and diversity in the labor movement .


Accommodations are provided for each participant in comfortable apartments located close to the Harvard campus.


Each participant has access to many of the University's facilities such as its library system.


Tuition, room, books and class materials..............................................................$17,500

Additional expenses include transportation to and from Boston, meals, laundry, recreation and incidentals.
Many unions offer scholarships. Contact your union or us for more information.

Dates - preliminary

The preliminary dates for 110th Session of the Harvard Trade Union Program, which will run for five weeks, are
January 18-February 18, 2022.    (Dates must receive final approval from the University)


APPLY ONLINE: Applying for the HTUP is a rolling admission.  Complete the online form. 
Print the application form and mail it in to HTUP, Harvard Law School,2 Arrow Street, 2nd floor,  Cambridge, MA 02138

Download Information brochure (PDF)

For Further Information:
(617) 495-7678


See also: HTUP

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