How to Apply
Johns Hopkins welcomes applications from international undergraduate students interested in taking courses at Hopkins for a semester or academic year as study abroad (non-degree) students. You must be at least 18 years of age and demonstrate proficiency in English to apply. Students admitted to study abroad at Hopkins may not transfer into an undergraduate degree program.
You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent.
If you have been speaking English for fewer than five years, you should submit the results of a TOEFL exam with a minimum score of 600 on the written test or a minimum sub-score of 26 (Reading), 26 (Listening), 25 (Speaking), and 22(Writing) on the Internet-based test (iBT). If you do not meet these language requirements, you may be asked to take preparatory English as a Second Language (ESL) courses in the summer prior to your admission.
- A completed online Visiting International Student Application http://kit.jhu.edu/study_abroad
- Official transcripts of all college and university study (in sealed envelopes) as well as a list of current courses that will be taken prior to enrollment at Johns Hopkins
- Two letters of recommendation. You should ask faculty members from your home school to write letters addressing your academic performance and abilities. Letters of recommendation must have the recommender’s original signature, letterhead, and contact information (email, phone number, and address)
- TOEFL examination results
- A copy of a valid passport
- A completed Statement of Financial Resources [PDF]
- Proof of insurance. You must show proof of insurance in order to obtain a J-1 visa. All international students are required to purchase the Johns Hopkins International Student Insurance Plan.
Applications and supporting documents may be directed to:
Visiting International Student Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Levering Annex 04B
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: +1.410.516.7856 (Skype: +1.410.516.7856)
For fall term or full academic year: May 1
For spring term: October 15