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Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has been ranked #11 among top public universities in the US. It is also known as the first Research University of the US. In the recent admissions of 2018, JHU saw an acceptance rate of 13%, offering admissions to total 24,000 applicants.

  • Applications for international UG students begin around the first week of November.
  • They usually receive a decision within 2 – 3 weeks, post submission of application.
  • UG students can apply through either of the 3 application portals: Common Application/Coalition for College Application/Universal College Application.
  • Deadlines, applications and, academic requirements vary for Graduate programs.
  • The admission session usually begins during the Fall Session but a few Graduate courses begin during the Spring Session.


Application PortalUG: MY UC Application Portal PG: Varies with every school
Application FeeUG: 70 USD
PG: varies
Acceptance Rate14%
Graduation Rate93%
Mode of PaymentVisa/MasterCard/Discover Credit Card
SAT Score (middle 50%)1480 – 1550
ACT Score (middle 50%)33 – 35
International Application DeadlinesUG: November 1, 2018/January 2, 2019 PG: Varies with each course
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsFall and Spring
InterviewRequired for some courses
Work ExperienceRecommended- for MBA aspirants

Johns Hopkins University Admission Deadlines

The admission process at JHU begins during the Fall season. The following table shows the deadlines for international students, for application submission:

Early DecisionNovember 1, 2018
Regular DecisionJanuary 2, 2019
Global MBA ApplicationsRound 1 – November 7, 2018
Round 2 – January 23, 2019
Round 3 – April 10, 2019
Round 4 – May 1, 2019
MSE ApplicationDecember 22, 2019
MPH ApplicationDecember 1, 2018/July 1, 2019
MA in EconomicsJanuary 15, 2019
Transfer StudentsMarch 1, 2019

Johns Hopkins University Language Requirements

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admissions at JHU:

English TestMinimum Scores Required
IELTS Academic7.0

Johns Hopkins University International Undergraduate Admission

  • With around 52 majors and 46 minors offered at the undergraduate level, the international students can apply through either of the three application portals at JHU:
  • Common Application: One application for all colleges, does not require repetitive personal information. Keeps students up to date with deadlines.
  • Coalition for College Application: Helps in storing important documents on the cloud called Locker. Coalition Counsellor offers free advice on financial aid, essay writing and standardized tests, etc.
  • Universal College Application: Offers Checklist to help students keep track of the requirements. Also helps in adding/removing colleges students are applying to. MyAdvisers page helps inviting advisors.

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT score along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years.

ACT Scores
Reading/Writing Score24
SAT Scores
Reasoning Score560

Supporting Documents: Transcripts, secondary school report, essays, grades, SOP and LORs.

Selection Criteria: Academic achievements, initiatives, motivation, special potential, essays, etc.

Johns Hopkins University International Graduate Admissions

At JHU, there are 9 academic units that offer more than 260 courses. Each graduate course has a different requirement, deadline, application process and fee.

How to apply: Portals also differ to apply for the desired course. The applications are filed through the respective school’s website.

When to apply: Deadlines vary with each course and school. Students are admitted in the Fall season more than the Spring season.

Academic Requirements for International Students: GRE/GMAT (valid for 3 to 5 years) and English language test scores like TOEFL/IELTS are required.

Supporting Documents: Degrees, transcripts (translated if not in English), grading system, LORs, SOP/objectives, etc. are basic requirements for each course.

Interviews: May be conducted, depending upon the course requirements.

Johns Hopkins University Global MBA Admissions

Application Portal: Carey Business School

Application Fee: 100 USD

Academic Requirements for International Students: GMAT/GRE along with TOEFL/IELTS/PTE is required.

Supporting Documents: bachelor’s degree, 1 LOR, 2 essays and official academic records from all institutions.

  • It is also recommended to have a minimum of 2 years of work experience.
  • There is also an interview on an invitation basis only, for the selected applicants.

Johns Hopkins University MSE Electrical & Computer Engineering Admission

Application Portal: Whiting School of Engineering

Application Fee: 75 USD

Academic Requirements for International Students: GRE, TOEFL/IELTS are required.

Supporting Documents: 3 LORs, SOP and writing samples if any.

Johns Hopkins University MPH Admissions

Application Portal: SOPHAS

Application Fee: 135 USD

Admission Timeline: In order to submit the application on time, the students should try an follow the suggested timeline:

  • 3 months prior to deadline- students must begin the application, inform references, complete Colleges Attended and Recommendations section so that SOPHAS receives the transcripts and Lors.
  • 8 weeks prior to deadline- transcripts should be sent to SOPHAS directly, draft SOP and objectives for each program.
  • 4 weeks prior to deadline- monitor application, follow up SOPHAS to complete missing information.
  • 2 weeks prior to deadline- complete and submit the application, also ensure that transcripts and LORs are posted. Follow the mail until ‘Verified’ flashes.

Academic Requirements for International Students: GRE along with TOEFL/IELTS are required.

Supporting Documents: 3 LORs, health-related professional experience, personal statement, a completed SOPHAS Application and resume/CV.

Johns Hopkins University MA Economics Admissions

Application Portal: Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

Application Fee: 135 USD

Academic Requirements for International Students: GRE along with TOEFL/IELTS are required.

Supporting Documents: LORs, academic records of Mathematics & Economics, transcripts, etc.

Selection Criteria: GRE test scores, a quantitative score of 160 or above, strong academic records of Mathematics & Economics, LORs from instructors/scholars and work experience.

Johns Hopkins University Transfer Students Admission

At JHU admit rate is 10%, which means admissions are competitive. Students selected for admissions must have an excellent academic record. The University uses a holistic method of assessing the applications, which focuses on the overall application, rather than just one attribute.

How to apply: Common Application along with the Johns Hopkins Supplement

Application Fee: 70 USD

Academic Requirements for International Students: The international students must submit either of the following given scores:

Test NameScore Required
TOEFL (iBT)100
DET75 or above

Supporting Documents: Transcripts (translated if not in English), official college report, essays and, LORs from professor/instructors.

Selection Criteria: High school records, college GPA, participation in extracurricular activities, LORs, essays and a strong reason for transferring to JHU.

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