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International Students

Welcome to Johns Hopkins University this Summer

Johns Hopkins University is a global university welcoming students each year 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


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.


Students attending an institution outside the United States must have official transcripts (in English) submitted directly from their home institution to JHU Summer at Hopkins.

Students unable to send official transcripts in English must submit official transcripts to JHU Summer at Hopkins through World Education Services (WES) or one of the credential evaluation services listed here. It takes time for an institution, approved provider, or credential evaluation service to process and send official transcripts – in some cases at least 4 to 6 weeks. Therefore, applicants should allow sufficient time for their transcripts to be processed and transmitted to JHU.

Emailed to:

Mailed to:
Johns Hopkins University
Summer at Hopkins
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2005

Health Insurance

Students enrolling at Johns Hopkins University in the summer must have health insurance, issued by a provider headquartered in the United States.  Traveler’s insurance does not meet this requirement.  A parent or guardian may not waive or permit students to attend without health insurance that is U.S. based.  Documentation of health insurance must be provided to the program before enrollment is confirmed.

International students must also meet this U.S. based health insurance requirement.  For students who cannot document satisfactory coverage, a temporary, summer-only plan is provided by IMGlobal, through the Gateway Patriot Exchange program.  This is a limited, emergency plan, and does not cover pre-existing conditions.

At the Gateway Patriot Exchange insurance purchase site, the following elements of coverage must be met:

  1. Your Date of Birth
  2. Your Start Date must be set as the Sunday before your class begins (or move-in day)
  3. Your End Date must be set as the Saturday after your class ends (or move-out day)
  4. You can choose the deductible amount you and your family prefer, but coverage must be based on the $500,000 Maximum Limit column

Terms of Coverage:

ProgramSessionInsurance Start DateInsurance End Date
InstituteSession 1Sunday, June 21, 2020Saturday, June 27, 2020
InstituteSession 2Sunday, July 19, 2020Saturday, July 25, 2020
InsituteSession 3Sunday, July 26, 2020Saturday, August 1, 2020
AcademySession 1Sunday, June 21, 2020Saturday, July 4, 2020
Academy Session 2Sunday, July 5, 2020Saturday, July 18, 2020
AcademySession 3Sunday, July 19, 2020Saturday, August 1, 2020
IntensiveSession 1Sunday, June 21, 2020Saturday, July 4, 2020
IntensiveSession 2Sunday, July 5, 2020Saturday, July 18, 2020
IntensiveSession 3Sunday, July 19, 2020Saturday, August 1, 2020
Summer TermSession 1Sunday, May 24, 2020Saturday, June 27, 2020
Summer TermSession 2Sunday, June 28, 2020Saturday, August 1, 2020

Note that coverage is purchased in a one month/30-day package.  Participation in multiple sessions (two, two-week sessions, for example) may result in the same charge.

After purchasing, please log into your application and upload a copy of your coverage card to your application. If your coverage does not include the correct start and end date and/or coverage of a $500,000 Maximum Limit, it will be rejected.

Purchase Insurance