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How to Apply | Summer Programs


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

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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.

Application Checklist

  • Online application: https://applygrad.jhu.edu/apply/
  • Application fee: $50
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcripts for all university-level course work—Students who are currently working towards an undergraduate degree and have completed at least two years of study by the summer (e.g. rising juniors) are welcome to apply.
    • 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 Summer Programs office for more information: sais.summer@jhu.edu.

Application Instructions 

Please refer to your student type below when completing your application. Note: current Johns Hopkins SAIS 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. 
  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.
    • For the Applicant Status question select one of the following: Returning Certificate Student or Returning Non-Degree Student. 
  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.
    • For the Applicant Status question select SAIS Alumna/us. 
  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.

Johns Hopkins SAIS degree students should register via SIS for summer courses and do not need to submit an application.

  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.
    • For the Applicant Status question select either JHU Alumna/us or Current JHU Student. 
  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.

These are instructions for incoming SAIS students who have not yet matriculated. If you have already started your degree program, you should register for summer courses via SIS.

  1. Login to the online application system.
  2. Review the Personal Background section.
  3. Under the Program Details section, select Non-Degree.
    • For the Applicant Status question select Incoming SAIS Student. 
  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 SAIS student the application fee is waived.


 

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Term Application Deadline
Summer Term 2021 On-Campus or Virtual Class Period: June 1-July 13
Online Class Period: June 1-July 25
Application Period: February 1 - May 10
Course Registration: Opens March 1