Program Specific Funding

MD Students

Candidates for the MD degree are selected without regard for their financial resources. Those requiring financial aid can obtain sufficient funding through a combination of scholarships, loans, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. Assistance in finding vacation and term-time employment is also available.
A prompt return of the completed forms by students and their parents to the Harvard Medical School Financial Aid Office will ensure early notification of the amount of loan and scholarship assistance made available as determined by the Committee on Financial Aid for Medical Students of Harvard Medical School.
In addition to funding through Harvard Medical School, HST MD students are eligible to apply for research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships.

MD-PhD Students

Those enrolling for both the MD and PhD degrees may obtain financial support through several mechanisms. A limited number of fellowships are available through Harvard Medical School's Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Interested students should obtain further information from the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program. This funding is restricted to US citizens or permanent residents.
MD-PhD candidates not receiving MSTP fellowships may obtain support through the same avenues available to MD and PhD students.

MEMP Students

At the time of their admission, each candidate accepted to the Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) doctoral program is offered a funding package determined by their individual situation.  For MEMP students enrolling via MIT, this commonly consists of a departmental fellowship for the first academic year (September thru May). Support in subsequent years is generally provided by fellowships, research and/or teaching assistantships. Historically, virtually all MEMP students  have been supported via a combination of these mechanisms.
MEMP students admitted through Harvard in either the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) or Biophysics receiving funding consistent with the policies of those departments.