Financial Information

As an international study abroad student, you will pay the same tuition as resident degree students. In addition, you will be responsible for indirect expenses, such as food, books, supplies, travel expenses, and personal expenses.

Johns Hopkins does offer need-based financial aid for international study abroad students. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available for qualified international study abroad students. Scholarship applications are available from Lori A. Citti, director of the Office of Study Abroad. Please send direct inquiries to

While at Hopkins, you will have a student account at the University for billed expenses, such as meal plans, health insurance, and university fees. All other indirect expenses will need to be paid with your personal funds. You may find it convenient to establish a bank account here for the duration of your stay at Hopkins. We will provide you with information on banking and funds during orientation.

Estimated Costs for the Academic Year 2013–14 at Johns Hopkins
Tuition $45,470 per year/$22,735 per semester
Matriculation Fee $0 (waived for international study abroad students)
Room and board $13,390 for a typical room and Anytime Dining/Dining Dollars meal plan
Books and supplies $1,200
Health insurance $1,634
Other personal expenses $2,500
Travel expenses $1,400–$2,400*
*Travel expenses vary depending on distance and frequency of travel.

As part of your application, you will be required to demonstrate sufficient funds for your semester or academic year. A Statement of Financial Resources [LINK TO PDF] must be completed before Hopkins can issue the DS-2019 for your J-1 visa.

In general, you will need to show funds in the amount of $67,000 for the academic year. Actual 2013–14 costs are likely to be less than $67,000, but this amount ensures no delay in issuing your visa documents.