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International Students

Welcome to Johns Hopkins University this Summer

The Johns Hopkins University is a global university welcoming students each year from all over the world to Hopkins community.  Each year, the university welcomes international students in summer classes organized by the Office of Summer & Intersession Programs from over 60 countries.  We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all.

We are ready to provide you with all the assistance needed to make your summer study plans in the U.S. a reality. Please read this information carefully so that you are aware of the steps required to gain admission to a Summer course or Summer program at Johns Hopkins University, and enter the United States with a student visa.  It is critical that you start your application for a summer course or program early, and give yourself (and your family) plenty of time to fulfill documentation requirements for a student visa.

Am I an International student?

If you are not a United States citizen or permanent resident, you are considered an international student.

Start Early

Quick and on-time action gives you the following advantages:

  • You will receive a student visa in time to start your program at Johns Hopkins
  • You improve the chances of enrollment into the course(s) you want
  • You will gain an immersive U.S. experience at a world-class university that will prepare you for your future goals

 

Admission

After we have reviewed your application, accepted you into our program, and received a valid and signed official academic transcript either mailed or email to our office by your school, you will be sent an email notification by the Johns Hopkins Office of International Services starting the i-20 process.

If you have questions or concerns about entering the U.S. with a student visa, contact the JHU Office of International Services.

Summer Honors Institute

Our Summer Honors Institute program is a special learning opportunity high achieve undergraduate international students. Click here to learn more.

Johns Hopkins EducationUSA Academy

The JHU EducationUSA Academy provides international high school students a world-class college preparation, academic, and cultural immersive experience.  Click here to learn more.

International Student Information

A student visa is required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enter the United States for academic study. Johns Hopkins University will provide the Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status (need for the F-1 Student Visa) – appropriate for your Summer enrollment – upon completion of these steps:
  1. Full admission to a course or program offered by the JHU Office of Summer & Intersession Programs
  2. Evidence of English language proficiency
  3. An official transcript from your current institution
  4. Completion of additional information required by the Johns Hopkins Office of International Services
Johns Hopkins University will not require a student visa if you are studying only in an online course(s). You will take the Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status (need for the F-1 Student Visa to a U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for a student visa. Additional fees may apply. All information regarding visa issuance, please contact the Johns Hopkins Office of International Services.
The ability to study in the English language, both in written and verbal contexts, is a basic requirement for admission to a summer program or course at Johns Hopkins. To confirm proficiency, the Office of Summer & Intersession Programs will accept these test scores or circumstances:

ExamMinimum Score for Discover Hopkins and Summer ImmersiveMinimum Score for EducationUSA AcademyMinimum Score for Mini Term and Summer Term
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)90 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT)90 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT)100 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with preferred sub-scores of 26 (Reading), 26 (Listening), 22 (Writing), and 25 (Speaking)
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)6.5 or higher on each band6 on each band7 or higher on each band
Duolingo English Test Score (DET)75 or higher. Interview portion is reviewed carefully.
70 or higher. Interview portion is reviewed carefully.75 or higher. Interview portion is reviewed carefully.
English-Medium SchoolTwo or more years of study at an English-medium schoolTwo or more years of study at an English-medium schoolTwo or more years of study at an English-medium school
Be aware that it is university policy to provide the Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status after full summer admission to a course or program is confirmed with an official academic transcript. It is of critical importance, therefore, that you arrange for an official transcript to be sent from your school to the Johns Hopkins University Office of Summer & Intersession Programs early so that there is enough time to process your application, receive admissions, and initiate the I-20 acquisition process. For convenience and expedite service, you may choose to send your official transcript through UEMS E-ship Global . If you choose to do so, you'll be required to Register, select “Johns Hopkins University”, “Office of Summer & Intersession Programs”, pay, and print your shipping label.
The JHU Office of Summer & Intersession Programs requires that you provide evidence of sufficient health insurance, issued by a U.S. based company. Please note that neither “traveler’s insurance” nor non-U.S. based health insurance meets this requirement. If you cannot demonstrate evidence of satisfactory health insurance coverage, a Johns Hopkins University student plan will be provided and charged to you. Payment to clear this charge must be received prior to program start.

Summer 2019 Health Insurance Rates
 Age 24 or YoungerAge 25 or Older
One Week Programs$60Not Applicable
Two Week Programs$60$78
Two Consecutive Two Week Programs (e.g. Discover Hopkins I & II or Mini-Terms II & III)$60$78
Three Consecutive Two Week Programs (e.g., Discover Hopkins I, II, & III)$84$109.20
Four Week Programs$60$78
Five Week ProgramsSession I - $68
Session II - $70
Session I - $88.40
Session II - $91
Full Summer (Ten Weeks)$138$179.40

Summer international student health insurance provided by Patriot Gateway Exchange, administered by Mercer Health & Benefits, LLC (2960 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46208).
After arriving on campus, you must check-in with the Johns Hopkins Office of International Service to confirm your arrival. This may be done online.