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Welcome to Hopkins! All international students admitted to eligible degree programs within the Johns Hopkins University schools will be issued an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 student status. In some cases, students may be eligible for J-1 student status. To understand the difference between F-1 and J-1 visa types, click here

How to Get Your Visa Document (I-20/DS-2019) from OIS:

  1. Accept your offer of admission to a JHU degree program and pay any required fees.
  2. Receive an email from the Office of International Services (OIS) with instructions on how to request your visa document.
    OIS typically begins sending these emails in mid-March or later for Summer and Fall admissions.
  3. Complete the New International Student Form via iHopkins (see below for a list of documents you’ll need).
  4. Students requesting J-1 sponsorship will need to pay for shipping of your document using the eShipGlobal Request form in iHopkins.
  5. An OIS advisor will review your request and issue your document.
    We aim to process requests within 10 business days of receiving the request, but it may take longer during peak times.
  6. You will receive an email confirming that your document has been issued and explaining the next steps you’ll need to take.

Preparing Your Documentation

In order to complete the New International Student Form in iHopkins (the OIS database system), you will need the following documents:

1. Passport – Your passport (and any dependent’s passports) should be valid at least six months into the future.  You will need to scan the biographical page(s) of your passport and those of your dependents for upload to iHopkins.

2. Financial Documentation - that meets or exceeds the Estimated Student Expenses for the first year of your degree program (see below).  For J-1 status, funding is required for the entire degree program.

Your financial documents must:

  • be in English, or a translation into English must be provided. If an unofficial translation is provided, please attach the Certification by Translator Form.
  • be current, issued within the past 3 months.
  • be accompanied by an affidavit of support if the bank account is not in your name.  The affidavit must come from the person who owns the bank account. 
  • be liquid assets, available for immediate withdrawal, if it shows personal or family funds.  Property, tax documents, income statements and personal credit cards/lines of credit are unacceptable. 
     

Examples of acceptable sources of funding:

  • Funding from Johns Hopkins
  • Personal funds
  • Family funds
  • Student loan
  • Funds from your home government
  • Other institutional funds such as the student’s current employer, scholarship awarding agencies, etc.
  • Any combination of the above

Examples of acceptable funding documents:

  • Bank statement showing account balance
  • Letter from a bank confirming the account balance OR that there are sufficient funds in the account to meet the estimated costs
  • Letter on sponsor letterhead (for government funding or other scholarships) stating amount of funding that will be provided
  • Letter on JHU letterhead (for funding you will receive from JHU)

3. Current Immigration Documentation - If you are currently in the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status, provide a copy of your current I-20 or DS-2019 and a copy of your current F-1/J-1 visa stamp, if applicable.

  • To transfer your F-1 record to JHU, you will need to provide a completed Transfer-In form at the time of submitting the New International Student eForm request. Review the additional information about transferring your F-1 record to JHU on our Transfer-In page.
  • To transfer your J-1 record to JHU, OIS needs to receive a fully completed Transfer-In Form. This document will be provided to you after you submit the New International Student eForm and an OIS advisor reviews it. 
  • If you are currently in the U.S. in another visa status and would like to understand your options for obtaining F-1 student status, click here.

4. Dependent Information - if you will have dependents (spouse or children) accompanying you, you will complete the Dependent Request eForm which will ask for a copy of the biographical page(s) of your dependent(s) passport.  You may also be required to show additional funding.

Estimated International Student Expenses

This information is updated each year, around mid-March, once projected tuition rates and estimated expenses are made available.

  • These tuition & fees and living expenses are based on estimates for the upcoming academic year and are subject to change.
  • Estimated living expenses are based on the number of months in the academic calendar for each specific academic program.
  • For dependent spouses and children add $3,600 per dependent to your total expenses

Please select the school you will be attending to see that school’s costs:

Advanced Academic Programs

2022-2023 Estimated Expenses

 

Film and Media; Biotechnology; 
Individualized Genomics and Health;
Applied Economics

Communication; Global Security Studies: Government; Public Management; Energy Policy and Climate; Environmental Sciences and Policy Liberal Arts
Tuition $30,264 $27,126 $19,362
Living & Other Expenses $20,500 $20,500 $20,500
TOTAL $50,764 $47,626 $39,862
Plus $3,600 per dependent family member  

 

Expenses are estimates based upon expected tuition and related costs and include university health insurance. These expense estimates are for I-20/DS-2019 issuance only, and may vary from other program estimates. Actual expenses may vary. 

Bloomberg School of Public Health

2022-2023 Estimated Expenses

  Full-Time MPH & MPH/MBA Full-Time MBE All Other Degree Programs (DrPH, MHS, PhD, etc.)
Tuition $76,200 $60,960 $60,960
Living & Other Expenses $26,800 $28,800 $22,800
TOTAL $103,000 $89,760 $83,760
Plus $3,600 per dependent family member  

 

Expenses are estimates based upon expected tuition and related costs and include university health insurance. These expense estimates are for I-20/DS-2019 issuance only, and may vary from other program estimates. Actual expenses may vary.

Carey Business School

2022-2023 Estimated Expenses

  MBA MBA/MA Design Leadership MS
Tuition $66,500 $54,778 $79,800
Living & Other Expenses $20,500 $26,500 $26,500
TOTAL $87,000 $81,278 $106,300
Plus $3,600 per dependent family member  

 

Expenses are estimates based upon expected tuition and related costs and include university health insurance. These expense estimates are for I-20/DS-2019 issuance only, and may vary from other program estimates. Actual expenses may vary.

Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering

2022-2023 Estimated Expenses

  Bachelors/Masters Doctoral/Masters CBID
Tuition $60,480 $60,480
Living & Other Expenses $20,500 $26,500
TOTAL $80,980 $86,980
Plus $3,600 per dependent family member  

 

Expenses are estimates based upon expected tuition and related costs and include university health insurance. These expense estimates are for I-20/DS-2019 issuance only, and may vary from other program estimates. Actual expenses may vary. 

Peabody Institute

2022-2023 Estimated Expenses

  Degree Programs BM/MM/DMA/PC Diploma Programs AD/GPD
Tuition $59,128 $51,410
Living & Other Expenses $20,500 $20,500
TOTAL $79,628 $71,910
Plus $3,600 per dependent family member  

 

Expenses are estimates based upon expected tuition and related costs and include university health insurance. These expense estimates are for I-20/DS-2019 issuance only, and may vary from other program estimates. Actual expenses may vary.

School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

2022-2023 Estimated Expenses

  Degree Seeking New Students Summer Programs Certificate Programs
  MA/MIPP/PhD/DIA MIEF MASCI    
Tuition $57,070 $78,905 $72,700 $12,100 $28,535
Living & Other Expenses $25,000 $30,000 $30,000 $5,700 $12,500
TOTAL $82,070 $108,905 $102,700 $17,800 $41,035
Plus $3,600 per dependent family member  

 

Expenses are estimates based upon expected tuition and related costs and include university health insurance. These expense estimates are for I-20/DS-2019 issuance only, and may vary from other program estimates. Actual expenses may vary.

School of Education

2022-2023 Estimated Expenses

  Masters: Special Ed [Mild to Moderate Disabilities] Masters: Counseling Programs Masters: Educational Studies [Interdisciplinary Studies] Masters-ITGL Doctoral
Tuition $16,524 $16,848 $16,524 $50,400 $46,618
Living & Other Expenses $26,500 $20,500 $20,500 $26,500 $26,500
TOTAL $43,024 $37,348 $37,024 $76,900 $73,118
Plus $3,600 per dependent family member  

 

Expenses are estimates based upon expected tuition and related costs and include university health insurance. These expense estimates are for I-20/DS-2019 issuance only, and may vary from other program estimates. Actual expenses may vary.

School of Medicine

2022-2023 Estimated Expenses

  MS: Informatics (Research) All Other Degree programs
Tuition $59,700 $59,700
Living & Other Expenses $22,800 $28,800
TOTAL $82,500 $88,500
Plus $3,600 per dependent family member  

 

Expenses are estimates based upon expected tuition and related costs and include university health insurance. These expense estimates are for I-20/DS-2019 issuance only, and may vary from other program estimates. Actual expenses may vary.

School of Nursing

2022-2023 Estimated Expenses

  MSN: Entry into Nursing Practice

PhD

Tuition $65,736 $42,858
Living & Other Expenses $28,800 $28,800
TOTAL $94,536 $71,658
Plus $3,600 per dependent family member  

 

Expenses are estimates based upon expected tuition and related costs and include university health insurance. These expense estimates are for I-20/DS-2019 issuance only, and may vary from other program estimates. Actual expenses may vary.