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
Meet Our International Student Ambassadors
Shajae P. ’23
Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Hometown, Country: Spanish Town, Jamaica
Hi, I’m Shajae…I grew up in Jamaica and moved to the US shortly before college. I am an international student ambassador through ISAH, a campus EMT through HERO, and I practice taekwondo as a member of the Hopkins Sport Taekwondo team. I love music (particularly R&B and Soul) and I enjoy watching documentaries.Read More
Sam B. ’24
Hometown, Country: Blaricum, The Netherlands
I’m a big sports guy; I love soccer, tennis, skiing, field hockey, golf, and many other sports! At Hopkins, I mainly play soccer on the club- and intramural team and I work as an assistant-coach and practice player on the girls varsity field hockey team. Aside from ISAH, I am also involved in TEDxJHU, MED Panel, Food As Medicine Volunteering, Kids Enjoying Exercise Now, academic tutoring, and research! I also like listening to music and exploring international politics and computer science on the side in my free time!Read More
Allison I. ’25
Major: Behavioral Biology
Hometown, Country: Seoul, South Korea
I love to watch YouTube and all sorts of movies (horror, romcom, comedy, action and more!!) I enjoy Asian food, especially spicy ones and I am a huge meat lover. I can’t live without dessert and I know a lot of good dessert shops in Baltimore, so feel free to ask anytime. As a hobby, I’m interested in different areas of arts like theater, musicals and visual art (painting, drawing, digital art etc.).Read More
Ishir S. ’25
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown, Country: Bengaluru, India
I’m a BME undergraduate, minoring in the history of science medicine and technology. Passionate about cancer research, I aspire to contribute to finding effective healthcare solutions during my time at Hopkins. At Hopkins, I’m a part of the HSC and ISAH and my hobbies include yoga and meditation as well as cycling, trekking, and basically anything else outdoors! I’m also a huge foodie, often craving delicious homemade Indian food!Read More
Who is an International Applicant?
You are considered an international applicant if:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions specific to the visa and immigration process.
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When do students enroll?
Does Hopkins admit a certain number of students from each country?
Where can I get more information about studying in the U.S.?
What kind of credit is available for IB, AP, and CIE/A-Level courses?
If I am admitted to Hopkins, can I defer my enrollment to take a gap year or satisfy my military obligations?
Who can I contact with questions about international admissions?
Which school documents do I need to submit?
If my school documents are in a language that is not English, will I need to send translated documents as well?
What if my school does not use GPAs or class rank?
Is standardized testing required?
Are admissions counselors familiar with my country’s educational system?
Is financial aid available for international students?
How do international students apply for financial aid? Do financial circumstances impact the admissions process?
Can I work while I am a Hopkins student?
Hopkins offers a variety of support to students from many backgrounds, including international students. Check out our resources.