International Student Admission
As an international student, you must both fulfill the general requirements for admission, and complete the following additional requirements:
- Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English. For School of Education applicants, the minimum TOEFL score is 600 (paper-based) or 100 (Internet-based); the minimum IELTS score is 7. You may complete a TOEFL waiver request form when submitting your application to the Office of Admissions.
Note: Online programs are not eligible for student visa sponsorship.
- A waiver for exemption may be requested from applicants who have earned a U.S. bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a college or university or the international equivalent degree from a university of recognized standing in a country in which all instruction is provided in English. Therefore, applicants with degrees from the U.S., Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales).
- Individual programs may require additional evidence to demonstrate English language proficiency. The TOEFL code for the Johns Hopkins University School of Education is 8585. IELTS score transcripts must be mailed to the SOE Admissions Office (see above).
- Have your coursework evaluated by a credential evaluation agency if you have earned a degree or credits from a non-U.S. institution. To evaluate your degree, receive an assessment of the overall grade point average, and to obtain a course-by-course evaluation, see the Credential Evaluation Agency section for agency contact information.
To be admitted to a School of Education degree or certificate program, applicants are required to hold the appropriate qualifying degree(s).
- For master’s programs and graduate certificates, applicants for graduate admission must present official evidence of receipt of a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education or the equivalent by the time of expected matriculation.
- For doctoral programs, applicants must present official evidence of receipt of a four-year bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education or the equivalent by the time of expected matriculation.
Have completed a degree, equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, before the admission deadline.
Important: for privacy and security reasons, do not send bank statements or other financial documentation with your application. You will be notified by the university’s Office of International Services (OIS) when this information is required.
F-1 Admissions Deadlines
International students must complete their applications for admission by the following priority consideration dates, in order to receive I-20 status for their F-1 visas.
- Fall Semester – April 1
- Spring Semester – October 1
- Summer Semester – February 1
Other Visa Types (Other than F-1)
If you hold a visa other than an F-1 and wish to enroll as a part-time, special (non-degree) student, follow the application directions for graduate special students.
Applicants who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions must have their academic records evaluated by a credential evaluation agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree/certificate program or as a graduate special (non-degree) student.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the agencies directly for additional information. The following is a sample list of recognized credential agencies:
Office of Admissions
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