Financial Aid

We are pleased to announce Harvard Model Congress Europe’s revamped Financial Aid Program, which builds on our successful Scholarship Program from years past. In addition to helping make HMCE financially accessible for students from various socioeconomic backgrounds, the Financial Aid Program will also help need-based award winners succeed at the conference by providing mentorship from a member of the HMCE Board.

Harvard Model Congress Europe awards need-based financial aid to select students who may not ordinarily be able to attend the conference due to financial considerations. Through this program, we hope to expand the opportunity to participate in this unique and valuable event to a greater number of students. It is our belief that increasing the socioeconomic diversity of the conference enhances the experience for all involved. Gathering students from a wider variety of backgrounds provides the conference with new perspectives, brings novel ideas to the table, and stimulates fruitful debate. Though all students that are eligible to attend the conference are welcome and encouraged to apply to the financial aid program, the goal of the program is to make HMCE accessible to students who would otherwise not be able to attend. Thus, financial need will be the primary consideration in awarding financial aid.

HMCE will award one financial aid package this year: Full waived delegate fee. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to write:

  • A short essay (under 500 words) explaining their interest in the conference and their passion for politics as a whole.
  • A short essay (under 200 words) explaining how HMCE will benefit them/help them achieve their goals

The application is due on February 22nd, 2021. To submit the application, please include both responses in one PDF file, and attach the document in an email to with the subject “2021 Financial Aid Application FirstName LastName” Please apply as early as possible to financial aid. The majority of our financial aid budget will be distributed earlier in the registration period, so your chance of receiving financial aid is the highest if you apply earlier.

Financial aid program applications will open October 3rd. This year, financial aid will be decided on a rolling basis through two (2) deadlines:

  • January 18
  • February 15

If you have any questions about the financial aid program, please reach out to our Director of Communications, Christine Li, at