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The Hopkins-Nanjing Center
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Hopkins Nanjing Center Financial Aid

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center guarantees scholarships for every incoming student. 100% percent of applicants seeking financial aid before the financial aid deadline will receive a partial scholarship, regardless of their program choice.

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The Hopkins-Nanjing Center offers substantial financial aid including guaranteed scholarships for every incoming student and fellowships based on a combination of merit and need. 

Hopkins-Nanjing Center Scholarships

All Hopkins-Nanjing Center students who apply for financial aid before the February 1 deadline will receive a scholarship, regardless of their program choice. The Hopkins-Nanjing Center also has a limited number of full tuition scholarships available.

Amount: Full- or partial-tuition scholarship.

Program: Open to all Hopkins-Nanjing Center programs.

This scholarship will be awarded to a select number of international students (non-US citizen or dual citizen) enrolling in the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for the upcoming academic year.

Amount: Full-tuition scholarship; MAIS students who maintain a GPA of 3.4 or higher will be considered for renewal.

Program: Open to all Hopkins-Nanjing Center programs. Applicants to the Hopkins-Nanjing Center Certificate/Johns Hopkins SAIS MA would receive full tuition funding for the Certificate portion of the program only.

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is dedicated to supporting a diverse, multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff. This scholarship will be awarded to a limited number of students who can demonstrate how their diverse backgrounds and experiences will enhance classroom discussion and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center community. Aspects of diversity may include race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, socioeconomic status, and disability, among others. Students must answer a short-answer question on the financial aid application to be considered for this scholarship. Scholarship awardees are also eligible for additional Hopkins-Nanjing Center funding based on need, merit, and availability.

Amount: $10,000 for one year of study. Awardees who maintain a GPA of 3.4 or higher will be considered for renewal of the scholarship.

Program: Open to all Hopkins-Nanjing Center programs.

This scholarship will be awarded to a limited number of students who have spent at least 12 months working full-time in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macao in any field. Students must answer a short-answer question on the financial aid application to demonstrate how they will bring their work experience in China into the classroom. Scholarship awardees are also eligible for additional Hopkins-Nanjing Center funding based on need, merit, and availability.

Amount: $10,000 for one year of study. Awardees who maintain a GPA of 3.4 or higher will be considered for renewal of the scholarship.

Program: Open to all Hopkins-Nanjing Center programs.

This scholarship will be awarded to a limited number of students who have held a leadership position in a China-related student organization on their campus or in their community. Positions may include, but are not limited to, US-China Strong Ambassadors, Project Pengyou Chapter Leaders, leadership roles in other China-related student organizations, and delegates selected to attend student-run conferences or summits on China. If you are not sure if a position you held qualifies, please email nanjing@jhu.edu. Scholarship awardees are also eligible for additional Hopkins-Nanjing Center funding based on need, merit, and availability.

Amount: $10,000 for one year of study. Awardees who maintain a GPA of 3.4 or higher will be considered for renewal of the scholarship.

Program: Open to all Hopkins-Nanjing Center programs.

Students will be considered for this scholarship if they have successfully completed a US government-supported Chinese language study program that includes a minimum of eight weeks of study in China prior to the time of enrollment. Scholarship awardees are also eligible for additional Hopkins-Nanjing Center funding based on need, merit, and availability.

Eligible US government-supported programs include, but are not limited to, the following programs. If you are not sure a program you participated in qualifies, please email nanjing@jhu.edu.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
  • Boren Award for International Study
  • Chinese Language Flagship Program
  • Critical Language Scholarship Program
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
  • Fulbright Awardee for study or research in China
  • National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
  • Peace Corps in China
  • ROTC Project Global Officer (Project GO) Program
  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Amount: $10,000 for one year of study. Awardees who maintain a GPA of 3.4 or higher will be considered for renewal of the scholarship.

Program: Open to all Hopkins-Nanjing Center programs.

Hopkins-Nanjing Center named scholarships have been made possible due to generous donations from companies, foundations, and individuals such as:

  • The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg
  • The Hassenfeld Family Foundation, in honor of Stephen D. Hassenfeld
  • Stephen O. Lesser
  • Michael W. and Christa G. Percopo
  • The Starr Foundation
  • Friends and family of former Hopkins-Nanjing Center faculty member James Townsend and his wife Sandy Perry
  • Many generous Hopkins-Nanjing Center alumni and friends

Amount: Varies

How to Apply for Hopkins-Nanjing Center Scholarships

To become eligible for Hopkins-Nanjing Center scholarships, you must complete the Financial Aid Application Form included in your Johns Hopkins SAIS application. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact nanjing@jhu.edu. Deadlines for Hopkins-Nanjing Center scholarships are as follows:

  • Early Notification Financial Aid Deadline: November 1
  • General Application Financial Aid Deadline: February 1

US Federal Financial Aid

Financial aid from the US Government is available to US students who demonstrate need. Your eligibility is calculated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA may be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov. This is separate from your Johns Hopkins SAIS application. FASFA deadlines differ from state to state and depend on your state of legal residence at the time of application. The Hopkins-Nanjing Center uses the Johns Hopkins SAIS Title IV FAFSA code, which is E00474.

Loans are handled through the Department of Education Direct Lending program, in which loan money is disbursed directly to the university without banks or guaranteeing agencies. Loan amounts will show on your student account bill as a credit, and refunds will be mailed to you or deposited in a bank account of your choice.

Visit our Federal Aid page for more information.

Other Financial Aid Resources

Many organizations can provide funding for your studies. We encourage you to look for additional funding. You should, however, begin applying for these external scholarships as soon as possible because many organizations require that you apply months in advance of attending graduate school. The following links may provide you with some useful information: