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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 all over the world to the 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



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.

Health Insurance

Information regarding mandatory health insurance for Summer 2020 will be announced soon.