Visa Information

The Center for Language Education does not sponsor visas for our part time Fall and Spring Semester courses. Students are responsible for acquiring their own visa which allows them to take classes part time while in the United States.

Johns Hopkins University can sponsor visas for students enrolling in the full time Summer ESL Program. Processing of visas may take up to 60 days in your home country! The visa application deadline is April 1.

International students accepted for full-time study (three courses) in the Hopkins summer intensive English language program may be issued the F1 Visa. Visas are not granted for part-time study.

Application Checklist

  1. Complete the online application by setting up an account to create and submit your application.
  2. Submit tuition payment of $2,500 (Application fee waived until April 1). Once you have created an account and submitted your application, you will have access to the Tuition Payment Form. Complete the form with your preferred payment method and forward it to Tuition and all fees must be paid in full before an I-20 request can be processed.
  3. Provide proof of health insurance including policy number and contact number. If you do not have health insurance that can be used in the U.S., you must purchase short-term insurance.
  4. Submit required documents. Once we receive the above items, you will receive an email from the Office of International Services at JHU with a university ID number and Limited Access PIN to continue with the online portion of the visa application process.

Items to submit online once you receive your ID and PIN:

  • Biographical Information:
    • Please complete the online form and upload a PDF of the biographical pages of your passport
  • Statement of Financial Capability:
    • Upload a PDF of documentation demonstrating financial support (i.e., a bank statement or letter in English from a bank showing that you can cover all your expenses in U.S. dollars during your stay in the U.S.).

More information on the I-20 process can be found at the JHU OIS website. Although our ESL Summer program is a non-credit program, you may find the information on the process helpful.