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Alumni Perks and Resources

Learn about the many services and benefits available to Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni.

Johns Hopkins SAIS students at graduation

As a special member of both Johns Hopkins SAIS and the broader John Hopkins University alumni network, you receive a number of benefits to enhance your personal and professional endeavors and reconnect with the school.

Alumni and graduates of full-time, Johns Hopkins SAIS-affiliated programs, including the Bologna Center Diploma and Hopkins-Nanjing Center Certificate, receive a tuition discount of 30% on all summer courses and 50% on all fall and spring courses, space permitting. Offerings can include international relations, economics, policy studies, development, conflict management, regional studies, several language courses and more. 

Certificates and Non-Degree Programs

Interested in supplemental education or professional development? We offer a variety of certificates and non-degree programs, as well as individual courses.

Non-Degree Programs

Summer Programs

Find out how alumni can take advantage of summer programs designed to enhance your educational background over a summer session.

Summer Programs

There is an exciting new opportunity for the Johns Hopkins alumni community. Our worldwide network, numbering more than 200,000 alumni, possesses an unmatched wealth of talent and opportunity. Our Alumni Association has been working to find a way for us to harness the power of that network and easily connect with each other across continents and time zones.

How do we do it? We can now GoHopOnline, our new, secure, web-based networking platform that links Johns Hopkins alumni with our trusted university community to help grow and refine personal and professional networks. 

GoHopOnline replaces JHU Connect and will help you:

  • link to former classmates and like-minded graduates
  • mentor and coach current students and recent graduates
  • expand career connections

To save time, GoHopOnline syncs directly with Facebook and LinkedIn, making it easier than ever for us to network together—from anywhere in the world.


  • Alumni may obtain a free pass for in-house use of the Sydney R. & Elsa W. Mason Library in Washington DC.
  • Borrowing privileges are $100/year for Mason Library; $200/year for all US-based JHU libraries.
  • Alumni are welcome to consult, at no charge, the Robert H. Evans Library at SAIS Europe in Bologna and request an application for a borrower's card to borrow books from the general circulation stacks. For further information about the library and its resources, contact Ludovica Barozzi (, public services coordinator.
  • KnowledgeNet, a selection of online resources, is available to all alumni free of charge. For more information, contact
  • For more information, visit the Mason Library Alumni Services page or contact the staff at +1 (202) 663-5900 or

Our Libraries

Your alumni email account is fully functional, like any other email system. You may also use an email program such as Outlook to configure your account to receive and send email.

Please know that this is a new separate email account, different from that which you used as a student. For questions or to request your alumni email account, contact or visit  

The Johns Hopkins SAIS experience is incomparable, made even more rewarding by the remarkable students we attract from around the globe. No one knows better than you what it takes to be successful as a student, and that is why we are asking each of you to spread the word by referring at least one exceptional person to the school.

Refer a Student

Alumni are able to access their transcripts at any point for both their personal and professional endeavors.

The Office of the Registrar provides both hard copy and electronic format official transcripts. Hard copy official transcripts are provided free of charge for recent graduates for up to one year following graduation. Transcripts for all other alumni and former students are $5 each. Part-time/non-degree students may request one hard copy transcript free of charge at the end of each semester for which they are enrolled.

Request Your Transcript

Many more benefits are available to you through the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. Visit the university's alumni services and benefits page to learn more.

Johns Hopkins Alumni Services & Benefits