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Information for International Students

The information on this page is only intended for international students and applicants to the Whiting School of Engineering’s full-time graduate programs.

For information pertaining to applications to the part-time/online master’s degree and certificate programs offered through the Whiting School’s Engineering for Professionals program, please click here.


Credential Evaluation

For all foreign academic work we strongly recommend that you submit a professional credential evaluation from one of our recommended resources: One EarthWES, or ECE. Credential evaluations allow the departments to better assess your academic records. These evaluations do not replace the transcript, you are still required to upload these documents as instructed.


English Proficiency

Johns Hopkins University requires graduate students to have adequate English proficiency for their course of study. Graduate students must be able to read, speak, and write English fluently upon their arrival at the University. Successful study demands the understanding oral lectures and taking comprehensive notes during lectures. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit proof of their proficiency in English before they can be offered admissions and before a visa certificate can be issued. Johns Hopkins prefers an IELTS Academic Band Score equal to 7, or a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), and 100 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Results should be sent directly to the Engineering Graduate Admissions Office by either the IELTS Global Recognition System or the Educational Testing Service (ETS) which administers TOEFL. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) The IELTS examination is offered jointly by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), The British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia. Information about the IELTS, its test centers and times are found at the IELTS website. IELTS Institution Name: Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, Country: USA. Applicant should contact the test center where they took the test directly and request that test scores be sent electronically using the IELTS system. All IELTS test centers worldwide are able to send scores electronically.

Visiting graduate students and visiting graduate scholars who cannot obtain a TOEFL bulletin and registration form locally should contact the TOEFL Services well in advance of their intended test date. For more up-to-date information, applicants should visit the TOEFL website. TOEFL Institution Code: 5332. Conditions for a waiver of this requirement can be found here. You may request English proficiency test waiver by contacting the Engineering Graduate Admissions Office. Please note: For those currently enrolled in a degree program in the U.S., a degree must be conferred within two semesters at the time of application.


Financial Support Documents

If admitted and once you have accepted the offer in the Slate application system, you will receive an email from OIS providing you with instruction on how to submit your documents if applicable.

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