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Washington, DC 
Office of Admissions 
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20036 
+1.202.663.5700  
sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu

SAIS Europe 
Office of Admissions 
via Benjamino Andreatta, 3 
40126 Bologna, Italy 
+39.051.291.7811 
sais.eu.admissions@jhu.edu

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center 
Office of Admissions 
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20036 
+1.202.663.5800 
nanjing@jhu.edu

Students in the two-year MA program who have completed a relevant graduate degree at another institution may petition for advanced standing. If awarded advanced standing, the number of courses required is reduced from 16 (64 credits) to 12 (48 credits) for completed graduate degrees of two years or more. For completed graduate degrees of less than two years, the number of courses required is reduced from 16 (64 credits) to 14 (56 credits). Students with advanced standing must meet all graduation requirements within those 14 or 12 courses (56 or 48 credits).

Consideration for advanced standing is only given to MA students for relevant graduate degrees completed, not individual courses. To obtain advanced standing, students must complete the Advanced Standing Request form and upload a copy of their transcript proving completion of the degree prior to their final semester of study. Students who receive advanced standing must still complete the residency requirement of three full-time semesters.

Students wishing to pursue a dual degree in a formal or approved ad-hoc program may do so either by being admitted concurrently to both schools or by being admitted to the second school during their first year at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Since INSEAD offers both fall and spring admission, students admitted to INSEAD prior to the end of their third semester may also participate in the dual-degree program.

Students admitted to an approved dual-degree program during their first year must complete the official dual-degree paperwork. The number of courses required for students in approved dual-degree programs is reduced from 16 to 12. All graduation requirements must be completed within these 12 courses. Students admitted to an additional graduate program, other than INSEAD, during their second year will not be considered dual-degree students.

Ad hoc dual-degree arrangements with Johns Hopkins SAIS must conform to the expectations established by the formal dual-degree programs, for example the Johns Hopkins SAIS-Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania MA-MBA program, and should be confirmed in writing.

Students should also be able to demonstrate the international relevance and other specific curricular and/or programmatic strengths of the institution being proposed. These considerations should be linked to the student’s career objective.

Students who leave Johns Hopkins SAIS to pursue the second degree must request a leave of absence, even if all degree requirements have been completed. Students in all dual-degree programs, formal or ad-hoc, must complete the requirements of both institutions before receiving either degree, with the exception of INSEAD. Those students receive the INSEAD degree upon completion of that program.

Students are responsible for filling out the Application to Graduate and contacting the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester at the other program to ensure their name is on their diploma order list and that all degree requirements have been completed.

For questions involving dual-degree arrangements, contact the Office of Academic Advising.

Office of Financial Aid
Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
+1 (202) 663-5706
+1 (410) 367-2052 (fax)
saisfinaidinfo@jhu.edu 

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Washington DC:

Johns Hopkins SAIS is located within Johns Hopkins University's Washington DC Center. The school utilizes approximately 125,000 square feet among three buildings located on Massachusetts Avenue, NW, just off Dupont Circle. Space is utilized within the three buildings for classrooms, conference rooms, library, study rooms, events auditoriums, administrative offices, computer lab, and languages lab facilities. There are approximately 26 classrooms, 9 conference rooms, and 3 auditoriums totaling about 10,375 square feet, which can accommodate various event and meeting specifications. Technology such as video and audio conferencing and recording, web streaming, and projection is available in most of the facility types indicated. The Washington DC campus holds an average of 2,000 events over the course of a year. 

SAIS Europe:

SAIS Europe is a full-time, non-resident graduate school situated in the historic area of Bologna, Italy. SAIS Europe occupies a five-story building and three offices in the University of Bologna. An auditorium and a snack bar are located on the first floor as is a library, which spans part of the first and second floors. There are a total of 25 offices, 9 classrooms, and a language lab. SAIS Europe was completely renovated in 2007, and currently meets all Europe-wide mandated safety and disability access requirements. This is a commuter campus and housing is the responsibility of the students. The Language Center (consisting of seven offices) is on the third floor of an office building approximately two blocks from the main Center. It is not open to the public and no classes are held in this location. Students occasionally visit language faculty during office hours and engage in work study programs.

Hopkins-Nanjing Center:

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is located on Nanjing University’s old campus, in the heart of Nanjing and hosts modern, first-rate facilities. In addition to the on-site library, classrooms and residence hall, there are spaces for students to study, hang out, exercise and play music. All facilities are heated and air-conditioned, and wireless internet access is provided throughout the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. In addition, students can also use the facilities located on Nanjing University’s campuses. The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is also located within walking distance of the city metro, making the city of Nanjing even more accessible to students.

Students may be asked to withdraw or may be placed on an involuntary leave of absence when their physical or mental health or the manifestations of their health render them unfit to continue the course of study. Prior notice and the opportunity to be heard will, under ordinary circumstances, be given before the imposition of an involuntary leave of absence. However, the school reserves the right to conclude that, on certain occasions, conditions exist that warrant an immediate leave of absence in order to avert imminent harm to the student or to other persons or property.

In such an event, a student on an involuntary leave of absence will be apprised immediately of procedures for appeal and reinstatement by Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Student Affairs. Students at SAIS Europe should consult the Director of Student Affairs regarding reinstatement. Students at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center should consult the American Co-Director regarding reinstatement. Johns Hopkins SAIS may mandate that students be assessed by the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program regarding their fitness to continue their studies.

Tuition is refundable only when a student submits an Add/Drop form to the Office of Summer Programs during the Add/Drop period. Please note that the application fee and 10% of the tuition charge is non-refundable. In additional, refund amounts will be determined by the schedule below:

Before June 11th: 90%
June 12-13: 50%
After June 13: No tuition will be refunded.

Information regarding services and facilities available to student with disabilities can be found via the Office of Institutional Equity

Washington DC

Full-time Enrollment: 889
Ratio of Male/Female: 49%/51%
US Students: 59%
International Students: 41%
Self-reported percentage of US students belonging to minority groups: 30%
Includes: 4% African-American; 9% Hispanic; 16% Asian-American; 5% Other

SAIS Europe

Full-time Enrollment: 175
Ratio of Male/Female: 46%/54%
US Students: 59%
International Students: 41%
Self-reported percentage of US students belonging to minority groups: 26%
Includes: 7% African-American; 12% Hispanic; 7% Asian-American; 7% other

Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Full-time Enrollment: 164
Ratio of Male/Female: 45%/55%
US Students: 34%
International Students: 66%
Self-reported percentage of US students belonging to minority groups: 28%
Includes: 5% African-American; 5% Hispanic; 17% Asian-American; 4% Other

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education record and prohibits the university from disclosing information from those records without the written consent of the student.

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended in 2008, includes many student disclosures and reporting requirements by universities. These requirements include statistics and/or information on the following subjects:

  1. Retention and graduation rates;
     
  2. Financial assistance available to students and requirements and restrictions imposed on Title IV aid;
     
  3. Crime statistics on campus;
     
  4. Athletic program participation rates and financial support; and
     
  5. Other institutional information including: the cost of attendance, accreditation and academic program data, facilities and services available to disabled students, and withdrawal and refund policies.

The school does not offer study abroad programs.

 

Washington DC:

Textbook information

SAIS Europe:

SAIS Europe does not have a bookstore and students use online sellers to acquire textbooks. Information regarding textbooks is published on a password-protected site. The Head Librarian sends an email to students over the summer with the information regarding acquiring textbooks.

Hopkins-Nanjing Center:

Students can access all course materials online; they are not required or recommended to purchase textbooks.

Johns Hopkins SAIS does not offer transfer credits.

The school’s refund policy is strongly adhered to and is charted below. Students may receive an exception to the refund policy for documented extenuating circumstances beyond their control. All petitions, including supporting documentation, should be submitted to the Director of the Student Services Center.

The refund is administered if there is a change in status from full-time to part-time study, a change in part-time study from two courses to one course or if a student withdraws from the school altogether. If a student with fellowship or scholarship aid drops below full-time enrollment, the aid is automatically rescinded and the institution’s refund policy goes into effect.

During first week: 100% refund
During second week: 90% refund
During third week: 80% refund
During fourth week: 70% refund
During fifth week: 60% refund
During sixth week: 50% refund
During seventh week: 40% refund
During eighth week: No refund

Withdrawal due to Honor Code violations is not subject to the refund policy.

Non-degree students forfeit their tuition deposit in addition to being subject to the withdrawal refund policy.

A student who wants to withdraw from all courses must complete the Withdrawal Request form. This action is considered to be a withdrawal from Johns Hopkins SAIS. If eligible, refund of tuition payments will be made to students withdrawing of their own accord according to the scheduled refund policy.

Involuntary Leave of Absence

Students may be asked to withdraw or may be placed on an involuntary leave of absence when their physical or mental health or the manifestations of their health render them unfit to continue the course of study. Prior notice and the opportunity to be heard will, under ordinary circumstances, be given before the imposition of an involuntary leave of absence. However, the school reserves the right to conclude that, on certain occasions, conditions exist that warrant an immediate leave of absence in order to avert imminent harm to the student or to other persons or property.

In such an event, a student on an involuntary leave of absence will be apprised immediately of procedures for appeal and reinstatement by Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Student Affairs. Students at SAIS Europe should consult the Director of Student Affairs regarding reinstatement. Students at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center should consult the American Co-Director regarding reinstatement. Johns Hopkins SAIS may mandate that students be assessed by the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program regarding their fitness to continue their studies.

Student Financial Assistance Information

Information on cost of attendance can be found via Financial Aid

  • Students must meet certain criteria in order to maintain eligibility. 
     
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress policies
     
  • Method and frequency of disbursements—There are 2 scheduled disbursement dates for financial aid which correspond to the two semesters in the academic year. Disbursements for summer, an optional term, occur on July 1. Fall and Spring disbursements occur 10 days prior to the first day of the semester.
     
  • Terms of any loans offered (includes sample repayment plan)
     
  • PDF iconSample Repayment Plans 
     
  • General terms and conditions of student employment
     
  • PDF iconExit Counseling

If your financial aid file is complete (all documents and outstanding requirements were submitted on or before our published deadlines) and you are entitled to a refund of excess federal student aid funds, you should receive your refund in time to buy required books and supplies during the first week of a term. Students enrolled in modules and/or courses that do not begin within seven days of the start of the term may not receive their aid until they actually begin class.

To ensure timely receipt of your refund, be sure to choose the method to receive your refund as soon as possible. If your refund is delayed, contact the Office of Financial Aid about obtaining emergency funds to purchase required books and supplies for the term.

Employment Outcomes

See our Employment Outcomes for more information.