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Office of Summer Programs 
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW 
Washington DC 20036 
+1 (202) 663-5671 
Sais.Summer@jhu.edu

How to Apply | Summer Programs


We encourage you to review all of the application instructions before beginning the application. 

Applying for the Summer Program


Summer courses can be used towards a graduate certificate, transferred to a degree record upon matriculation or taken for personal or professional development.

All new and returning students must apply online. 

Only first-time applicants who have never been enrolled in a degree program at JHU are required to pay the $50 application fee and upload application materials.

Returning Summer Students

The school has a new application system and you will need to setup a login and password the first time you use it. Please select "First-time users" on the application to setup a profile and then you will be able to select your course(s).

Application Requirements for First-Time Summer Applicants 

  • A copy of your current CV or resume
     
  • A one-page personal statement describing your background, motivation and goals for pursuing summer non-degree programs at Johns Hopkins SAIS.
     
  • If English is your second language, a copy of your TOEFL iBT score of 100+ or IELTS score of 7+. The TOEFL requirement can be waived if the language of instruction at either your undergraduate or graduate institution was English and was in a country where English is the official language. Contact the Certificate and Non-Degree Programs office for more information: sais.nondegree@jhu.edu.
     
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions. All applicants for non-language courses must have completed an undergraduate degree or should be entering their final year of undergraduate study in the fall of 2019. Applicants for the Summer Language Institute in Washington DC must have completed a minimum of one year of undergraduate studies prior to the start of the summer term. A 3.0 overall minimum GPA (or "B" average) in previous studies is required. Transcripts must be officially translated if not in English. Note: You may apply with your unofficial transcript, but the official transcript must be submitted before the end of the semester that you are enrolled.

Application Checklist

  • Online application: https://applygrad.jhu.edu/apply/
  • Application fee: $50
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcripts for all university-level course work
    • You may upload unofficial transcripts via the online application or submit official transcripts via hard copy or electronic copy
  • Statement of purpose:
    • For non-degree students taking individual courses (non-certificate): A one-page personal statement describing your background, motivation, and goals for pursuing individual courses at Johns Hopkins SAIS
    • For certificate students: What experiences have most contributed to your desire to study International Development, International Economics or International Studies? How will the Johns Hopkins SAIS certificate serve to meet your academic and professional goals? (500 word maximum)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for non-native English speakers)
    • For part-time certificate and non-degree students: A copy of your TOEFL iBT score of 100+ or IELTS score of 7+. The TOEFL requirement can be waived if the language of instruction at either your undergraduate or graduate institution was English and was in a country where English is the official language. Contact the Non-Degree Programs office for more information: sais.nondegree@jhu.edu.

Application Instructions 

Please refer to your student type below when completing your application. Note: current degree students enrolling in summer courses should register via SIS just like during the academic year.

  1. Setup an account as a First-Time User in the online application platform.
  2. Complete the Personal Background section
  3. Under the Program Details section, select either Graduate Certificate or Non-Degree. If pursuing a certificate, select the certificate type in the dropdown.
    • For the Applicant Status question select one of the following: New Certificate Student or First-time Non-Degree Applicant. 
    • Next select the course(s) for which you are applying.
  4. Complete the rest of the application sections and upload your supporting materials.
  5. Please note that you must complete all required fields in order to submit your application. Any missing fields will appear on the "Review" section. Please review all application sections to check for any errors or incorrect data. When you are ready to submit, click the button that reads “Finalize Application and Pay." After you have submitted your application, confirmation of your application status as “submitted” will appear on the online application dashboard.
  1. If it’s your first time using the online application system, you’ll need to setup an account as a First-Time User. If you’ve already applied via the online application system, login as a Returning User.
  2. Complete or update the Personal Background section.
  3. Under the Program Details section, select either Graduate Certificate or Non-Degree. If pursuing a certificate, select the certificate type in the dropdown.
    1. For the Applicant Status question select one of the following: Returning Certificate Student or Returning Non-Degree Student. 
    2. Next select the course(s) for which you are applying.
  4. Complete the disciplinary history and privacy waivers section and sign the application.
  5. When you are ready to submit, click the button that reads “Finalize Application and Pay." As you are a returning student the application fee is waived.
  1. If it’s your first time using the online application system, you’ll need to setup an account as a First-Time User. If you’ve already applied via the online application system, login as a Returning User.
  2. Complete or update the Personal Background section.
  3. Under the Program Details section, select either Graduate Certificate or Non-Degree. If pursuing a certificate, select the certificate type in the dropdown.
    1. For the Applicant Status question select SAIS Alumna/us. 
    2. Next select the course(s) for which you are applying.
  4. Complete the disciplinary history and privacy waivers section and sign the application.
  5. When you are ready to submit, click the button that reads “Finalize Application and Pay." As you are a SAIS alum the application fee is waived.
  1. If it’s your first time using the online application system, you’ll need to setup an account as a First-Time User. If you’ve already applied via the online application system, login as a Returning User.
  2. Complete or update the Personal Background section.
  3. Under the Program Details section, select either Graduate Certificate or Non-Degree. If pursuing a certificate, select the certificate type in the dropdown.
    1. For the Applicant Status question select either JHU Alumna/us or Current JHU Student. 
    2. Next select the course(s) for which you are applying.
  4. Complete the disciplinary history and privacy waivers section and sign the application.
  5. When you are ready to submit, click the button that reads “Finalize Application and Pay." As you are a JHU alum or current JHU student the application fee is waived.
  1. Setup an account as a First-Time User in the online application platform.
  2. Complete the Personal Background section.
  3. Under the Program Details section, select Non-Degree.
    1. For the Applicant Status question select Incoming SAIS Student. 
    2. Next select the course(s) for which you are applying.
  4. Complete the disciplinary history and privacy waivers section and sign the application.
  5. When you are ready to submit, click the button that reads “Finalize Application and Pay." As you are an incoming Johns Hopkins SAIS student the application fee is waived.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Term Application Deadline
Summer Term 2020 Class Period: June 1 - July 14
Application Period: February 1 - May 10

Technical Support

If you experience technical difficulties at any time while using the online application, please contact the Office of Summer Programs at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu.