International Payment Options

Foreign Currency Wire Payments

Payments through Western Union's GlobalPay can be made by following the instructions below (please note that payments made from U.S. dollar accounts held outside of the United States will be subject to a $20 fee by Western Union):

  1. Open the Harvard University International Payment Portal to begin the payment process and enter the required information.
  2. Enter the U.S. dollar amount of the payment you want to make. Select the payment currency or associated country from which you will make your payment. If your currency is not listed on the currency list, follow the instructions listed above for making a payment by wire. A conversion will be applied to your chosen currency through the Western Union real-time rate engine. You will have a chance to view the amount in your local currency before committing to the transaction.   
  3. Finalize the transaction by following the instructions on the web page.
  4. Print the confirmation page and take it to your local bank to initiate the transfer of funds to Western Union. The currency quote on the confirmation page is valid for 72 hours. Western Union must receive the request within 72 hours of your receipt of the currency quote. Western Union will then forward the U.S. dollar amount to Harvard University where it will be credited to your student account.

Wire Transfers

Our preferred method of international wire payments is to use Western Union's GlobalPay as described above. However, if you are not able to use GlobalPay, wire transfers can be sent to the Student Accounts Office using the information listed below. Please include your HUID and the name of the sender on all wires. Please note that Harvard University does not charge for the receipt of wire transfers. However, international wires are subject to a fee from an intermediary bank between the sending and the receiving banks. Check with your bank to determine what fees may apply to your wire transfer and adjust the amount of your transfer accordingly.

Bank Name: Bank of America

Bank ABA#: 026009593

Bank Address: 100 Federal Street Boston, MA 02110

Bank Account Name: President & Fellows of Harvard College SRO

Bank Account #: 942926-3103

Swift Code: BOFAUS3N

Memo: Student Accounts Office (617) 495-4187

Identifier: Full name of student, student’s HUID# and sender’s name and address