More than ten programs at Johns Hopkins Engineering can be completed fully online, so most international students choose to earn their degrees from their home country.

The following programs can be completed fully online.

Please also note that the following programs are not available for international students.

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering

Additional Admission Requirements for All International Students (Both Online and On-Site)

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements and any requirement specific to their program, all international students (i.e., both on-site and online students) must also do the following.

International Credential Evaluation. All applicants (i.e., both on-site and online) who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions must have their academic records evaluated by World Education Services (WES) before they can be considered for graduate or special student status, or admission to a degree or certificate program.

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals requires the International Credential Advantage Package (WES ICAP), which provides delivery of your verified academic transcripts along with your credential evaluation reports.

World Education Services
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
Telephone: 212-966-6311
Fax: 212-966-6395
E-mail: info@wes.org

English Proficiency. In addition to meeting the admission requirements and completing the credential evaluation as described above, all international applicants (i.e., both on-site and online) must submit proof of their proficiency in English via the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) before they can be offered admission.*

The TOEFL code for Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals is 7561.

A minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (web-based) is required on the TOEFL. For the IELTS, an overall band score of at least 7.0 is required. The admissions office requires official copies of all results.

*Applicants who would like to request a waiver from this process (i.e., international students whose primary language is English, international students who have previously earned a degree from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction, or international students who have previously graduated from a U.S. college or university) can do so by submitting the TOEFL Waiver Request Form.

Additional Admission Requirements for On-Site International Students

We typically recommend that international students consider pursuing our online programs which can be completed from anywhere in the world and do not require students to have a U.S. visa. However, if international students choose to study with us on-site in the United States, they must also do the following (in addition to meeting the general admission requirements, any requirement specific to their program, and the requirements listed above).

Visa Information. The United States Department of Homeland Security regulations require most students with F-1 visas to be enrolled full time in a degree-seeking program. So international students who wish to study with us on-site in the United States will need to take enough courses to be considered a full-time student (i.e., three courses in the fall term and three courses in the spring term; of these, only one course per term may be taken online).

Applicants needing student F-1 visas must be able to present documented evidence of available financial support to cover annual living and educational expenses while studying in the United States. At this time, Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals cannot provide on-campus housing, transportation, or financial support for international students.

If an applicant is admitted and encounters problems when attempting to enter the United States, the Johns Hopkins Office of International Services at Homewood has established an emergency telephone number that can be used to clarify legal status, confirm affiliation with Johns Hopkins, or otherwise answer questions from government officials. This telephone number is 443-240-1938.

Applicants who are already in the United States on student visas should consult with their current school's international office for information on how to transfer to another approved school.

I-20 Certification. If you enroll in any on-site course at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, you must complete the I-20 certification (in addition to obtaining a student F-1 visa).

I-20 certification for student F-1 visas is completed through the Johns Hopkins Office of International Services at Homewood. Those holding student F-1 visas granted by other universities are not allowed to register for classes and cannot be accepted as degree candidates or special students.

For more information on U.S. visas, please contact the Johns Hopkins Office of International Services at Homewood.

Services for International Students

Once admitted, international students at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals benefit from a wide range of support services including international student groups, access to the Johns Hopkins Office of International Services at Homewood, and access to counseling and workshops from the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program.

Please be sure to contact us if you have additional questions or need assistance.