Johns Hopkins University accepts applications for early decision freshmen, regular decision freshmen, and transfer students. Freshmen applicants can apply from August through January for the following academic year; transfer students can apply from August through March. The application process for international students is the same as the process for domestic students, with a few additional required documents. Visit apply.jhu.edu for everything you need for undergraduate admissions.
The Admissions Process and Calendar
Important Dates (Graduate)
October through mid-January (year prior to anticipated entry date):
- Complete and submit application materials
- Deadline for submission of all materials
- Faculty review applications
- Admissions visiting day
- Decision letters are mailed
- Deadline for admitted students to accept or decline our offer
The graduate admissions cycle begins in the fall of the year prior to the applicant’s anticipated entry date. Applicants must complete and submit the Graduate Admissions Application and the supplemental application materials to the Graduate Affairs and Admissions Office no later than January 9. Admissions decisions are mailed by early March, with the requirement that admitted applicants accept or decline on or before April 15.
Required Materials for the Application:
- Online application form
- Statement of purpose
- Three letters of recommendation
- Transcripts from each college or university attended*
- Official GRE scores
- TOEFL scores for international students
- Writing sample*
- Application fee
*Graduating seniors will be asked to supply a transcript that includes fall semester grades and a final paper from a course taken that semester.
Find complete instructions for mailing materials, including the Mailing Label and Cover Sheet, here.
All applicants should apply online on the Graduate Admissions website. Once you submit your application online, you will receive an email from the Graduate Admissions server giving you a user ID and password. You can then log in to the Graduate Admissions website to monitor the status of your application as the receipt of your supplemental materials is recorded in the system.
Financial Aid and Other Costs
All applicants who are admitted to our programs are admitted fully funded up to five years. This means that the department covers the cost of full-time tuition and a fellowship for the academic year (September through May).
The department may cover the one-time matriculation fee of $500 and the cost of health insurance coverage during the student’s five years (health insurance is required and students will not be permitted to register without proof of health insurance coverage).
Each year, the Italian section of the department admits one student on a Singleton Fellowship. This fellowship covers full tuition and a stipend for the student’s first year in the program. The student on the Singleton Fellowship receives $3,000 additional funding for summer research-related travel expenses.