International Applicants

Hopkins invests in developing global perspectives so students can be engaged citizens wherever they are.

As a global university with students from all over the world, we welcome all kinds of experiences and new ways of thinking. We’re here to connect international students with the resources you need to become leaders and active members in our community and beyond. 

  • 800 International Undergraduate Students
  • 80 Countries Represented
  • 30 Minutes From BWI Airport
  • 450+ Student-Led Organizations

Who is an International Applicant?

You are considered an international applicant if:
  1. You are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident (a person who holds a Green Card), eligible non-citizen, or have DACA or undocumented status.
  2. You are a citizen of another country (and not a U.S. permanent resident, eligible non-citizen, or have DACA or undocumented status) and attend secondary school in the U.S.

Applying to Hopkins

There is no separate application for international students.

However, as part of the admissions application, all international students who are applying for financial aid must submit a Certification of Finances form. Any international student not applying for financial aid, if admitted to the university, will need to provide documentation of the available funding for their education. 

APPLICATION DEADLINES & REQUIREMENTS

Hopkins accepts both the Common Application and Coalition on Scoir. We share key dates and break down the process to make sure you and your family have all the information needed to submit your best application.

Learn More About Application Deadlines & Requirements

Understanding Financial Aid

We’re making a world-class education financially possible for students from all backgrounds. 

We meet 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted students. This means we work with you and your family to understand your unique circumstances to determine what you can pay toward college costs. Then, we cover the rest through need-based scholarships that don’t need to be paid back, and work-study opportunities.

We are need-aware for international students. If you anticipate needing any financial assistance throughout your four years at Hopkins, you must apply for financial aid as a first-year applicant.

Financial Aid for International Students

Admissions Counselor Nick Igo breaks down the financial aid application process and explains how we work with you to make a Hopkins education possible.

FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULDN’T LIMIT YOUR POTENTIAL

If your family demonstrates that you can only pay part of college costs, or none at all, we cover the rest. Follow our step-by-step instructions to apply for need-based scholarships.

Learn How to Apply for Financial Aid
 

Visa and Immigration

The Office of International Services (OIS) helps to prepare international students, scholars, researchers, clinicians, staff, and faculty with visas and immigration. Please reach out to OIS via ois@jhu.edu with any questions specific to the visa and immigration process.

CONNECT WITH OIS

International Students FAQ

GENERAL

APPLICATION PROCESS

FINANCIAL AID

Campus Resources

Hopkins offers a variety of support to students from many backgrounds, including international students. Check out our resources.