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
  • 83 Countries Represented
  • 30 Minutes From BWI Airport
  • 430+ 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 noncitizen, or have DACA or undocumented status.
  2. You are a citizen of another country (and not a U.S. permanent resident, eligible noncitizen, or have DACA or undocumented status) and attend secondary school in the U.S.

Applying to Hopkins for Undergraduate Admission

There is no separate application for international APPLICANTS.

However, as part of the admissions application, all international applicants 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. 

International Students FAQ




Campus Resources

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


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.

Understanding College Costs & Affordability

Watch as a member of Student Financial Support breaks down how we determine eligibility for financial aid and what goes into our offers.


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 with any questions specific to the visa and immigration process.