Hopkins offers need-based scholarships to undergraduate international students. Approximately 10% of the incoming international freshmen received need-based scholarships. The average scholarship is $25,000, but individual amounts can be more or less, depending on the financial need of the student.

Students who are not U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or other eligible non-citizens (status of refugee, asylum, humanitarian parole, Cuban-Haitian Entrant) are considered international students and do not qualify for federal financial assistance but may apply for Hopkins funding. This includes students who hold F1, F2, J1, J2, or G series visas.

JHU meets 100% of calculated need for all students, including international students. However, the admissions process at Johns Hopkins is need-aware for international students, meaning that your financial circumstances are factored into the admissions process. Therefore, if you are an international student and you think that your family will need financial aid, it is important that you indicate this on your admissions application, as you will not have an opportunity to apply for aid later on. International students who are not offered scholarship assistance for their first year at Hopkins will not be eligible for scholarship assistance for any other academic period while they are undergraduates. Scholarship assistance is also not available for international students transferring to Hopkins from another university.

To be considered for financial aid as an international applicant, you must submit the CSS Profile. As we review your application, we may find that we need additional information; if so, you will receive an email from IDOC, the College Board’s document upload service, notifying you that we have requested documentation of your family’s income and providing instructions on how to upload it. Acceptable documentation may include a tax return or other verification of annual income or benefit statements from your government or your parents’ employers. Please make sure to convert any documents that you submit into U.S. dollars before uploading them. All financial aid documents must be submitted by November 15 for Early Decision I applicants and by January 15 for Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants.

NOTE: International students applying for financial aid must also submit the International Student Certification of Finances (COF) form, including the Bank Verification, along with their application for admission. Students will be able to find this Certification of Finances form on their application portal. The form should be submitted to admissions. If you have any questions about the Certification of Finances form, please email intlhelp@jhu.edu. International students who are not applying for financial aid do not need to submit the COF unless they are admitted to the university. If admitted to the university, these students must promptly submit the Certification of Finances Form. These students will not be able to enroll in the university without the submission and acceptance of these supplemental materials.

Private loans are available for international undergraduate students. Most of the lenders require a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen. This page on our website provides further information on loans and other payment options that may be available.

Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars Program

Johns Hopkins University is a proud partner institution of the Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars Program, the largest, privately funded, international scholarship program in the world. The Davis UWC Scholars Program, its scholars, and partner institutions are committed to building cross-cultural dialogue and understanding across campuses and around the globe.

Graduates from any UWC school who choose to matriculate at Johns Hopkins University will be designated Davis UWC Scholars and become part of our active cluster of UWC alumni. Those Davis UWC Scholars who apply and qualify for need-based financial aid through our Office of Student Financial Services are also eligible for financial support from the Davis UWC Scholars Program for their undergraduate educations.