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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. Note this excludes current Johns Hopkins SAIS degree students who should register for summer courses through SIS just like in the normal academic year. 

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.

Summer 2019 Application Deadline

May 10, 2019

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:
  • 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.

Technical Support

If you experience technical difficulties at any time while using the online application, please contact the Office of Summer Programs at