STUDY ABROAD FEES

Departmental Semester/Academic Year Programs
Students studying abroad on semester and year Johns Hopkins departmental or exchange programs are charged Hopkins tuition. In most cases, an additional fee is assessed to cover services that might include housing, international health insurance, emergency services, and logistical and academic support. Students are billed through the Hopkins Student Accounts Office.

Approved Semester/Academic Year Programs (OCM)
Students who study abroad through an approved semester/year external program are charged the cost of their program as established by the host university or provider and a study abroad and registration fee equivalent to 12% of Johns Hopkins tuition. Johns Hopkins is responsible for making direct payments to host universities and providers on behalf of students. Fees will be posted to students’ Hopkins SIS accounts by the Student Accounts Office.

Hopkins Summer and Intersession Programs
Students studying abroad on Hopkins faculty-led programs during the summer or intersession are charged the program fee and billed through Hopkins. Fees vary by program with some including charges for services such as airfare and meals.

Approved Summer/Intersession Programs (OCM)
Students who study abroad through an approved intersession or summer external program are charged the cost of their program as established by the host institution or provider and a JHU per-credit study abroad fee. The per-credit study abroad fee is based on a per-credit proration of the JHU 12% study abroad fee (12% of Full-Year Tuition/30 credits = per credit study abroad fee).  The per-credit fee will be assessed on the number of credits students wish to apply toward their Johns Hopkins degree, not on the number of credits awarded by the host institution or provider.

For Academic Year 2017-2018, the per-credit study abroad fee will be $209 per credit.

Johns Hopkins is responsible for making direct payments on behalf of students to their host institutions or providers. Fees will be posted to students’ SIS accounts by the Student Accounts Office.

Additional Costs (All Programs)
Students are responsible for all additional costs that are not included in mandatory fees. Additional costs may include: housing, airfare, personal expenses, meals, visas, and other incidental expenses.  Some programs may include costs for many of these services as part of their mandatory fees.  In those cases Hopkins will include those fees when making direct payment to the provider on behalf of students. The fees will be billed to students by Hopkins.

Study Abroad fees will be billed to students’ SIS accounts by the Hopkins Student Accounts Office. Johns Hopkins makes payments on students’ behalves for tuition and the program deposit.

The Hopkins Student Accounts Office posts charges on SIS on approximately July 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for intersession, December 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for summer. Payment arrangements may be made through the Hopkins Student Accounts Office.

Beginning with applications for study abroad programs in 2018, students will be assessed a $25 application fee at the time they submit an application for a study abroad program. Application fees are assessed for departmental programs and approved programs for academic year, semester, intersession and summer programs abroad.

After signing a program acceptance form, a non-refundable deposit of $300 will be assessed. The deposit will be applied toward the cost of the study abroad program and will not add to the tuition/program fee.  The deposit will be non-refundable in the event you withdraw from the program after accepting a place or before the end of the program.

Johns Hopkins assesses a study abroad fee for students on non-departmental programs. The fee is based on 12% of full-time, undergraduate tuition for a semester or academic year.  The 12% fee appears as a separate fee on your student account.

FINANCIAL AID

Johns Hopkins extends portability of federal, state and institutional financial aid to Johns Hopkins Departmental and Approved Study Abroad Programs for the fall semester, spring semester or academic year. Financial aid, including institutional aid may be applied toward the cost of these programs. Students’ financial aid will be credited to their Student Accounts.

For semester study abroad, the JHU Grant will not increase, even if the study abroad cost is greater than the cost to attend Hopkins.   However, the JHU Grant for the semester study abroad may decrease if the study abroad cost is less than the cost to study at Hopkins.  Only loan assistance can cover additional expenses.

Students’ financial aid packages do not generally provide funding for summer experiences, domestic or international. If additional funding is needed to make summer study abroad possible, we encourage students to explore Scholarship Opportunities and discuss with Student Financial Services whether additional loans are available.

Students may apply for additional funding opportunities for study abroad through various sources, including program providers, independent organizations and government aid. Each scholarship has unique requirements that may focus on financial need, academic excellence, study abroad destination, or demographic information.

Please click here for some examples of scholarship opportunities available to JHU students. This list is not exhaustive.

The Office of Study Abroad creates a program financial budget worksheet for each student that reflects the estimated cost of attendance for his or her program and details which fees will be posted on the student’s JHU account. The financial budget worksheet should be used to assist students and their parents in calculating expenses (the cost of attendance) associated with an academic program abroad.

Please click on the appropriate link below for the estimated budgets for Hopkins approved study abroad programs. Remember that all fees are approximate and subject to change. Please contact the Office of Study Abroad for an estimated budget for any approved programs not available on our website at jhuabroad@jhu.edu.

Sample Semester/Year Study Abroad Budgets

Sample Summer Study Abroad Budgets

REFUND POLICY

Students should consider their academic and financial options carefully before making a commitment to study abroad. Should you withdraw from a study abroad program after having submitted acceptance forms to either Hopkins or your program provider, you will be responsible for all non-recoverable costs associated with participation on the program.

Refunds will be based on the recoverable costs, as determined by Johns Hopkins in consultation with your program provider, based on the date of your official withdrawal from the program, in writing, to the Office of Study Abroad. Hopkins will refund recoverable expenses once we have received final billing statements from program and service providers.  Non-refundable deposits will not be returned.

If for any reason your study abroad plans change, contact the Office of Study Abroad immediately so we can work out the financial impact of your voluntary withdrawal.

Students involuntarily withdrawn or dismissed from a program abroad for cause are not eligible for refunds or credit for coursework completed prior to dismissal. Students involuntarily withdrawn or dismissed from a program abroad are responsible for all additional costs incurred by early dismissal, including but not limited to travel costs, damage fees, and any additional fees assessed by Johns Hopkins or the program provider.

Should Hopkins cancel or suspend a study abroad program, the Office of Study Abroad will work with students to either refund recoverable costs or apply fees toward alternate academic programs. Should a provider cancel or suspend a program after the on-site program has begun, Hopkins will work with the student and the provider to obtain refunds and to assist in making the student academically whole to the extent possible under the given conditions.

JHU Credit Balances

Students with credit balances on their JHU student accounts may request a refund online.  Refund requests cannot be processed any earlier than 10 days prior to the first day of classes at JHU.