Financial Information

Visiting International Students pay the same full-time tuition as resident degree students.  Exchange students will have tuition fees waived, as detailed in our exchange agreement with your home university.  Both Visiting International and Exchange students are responsible for their personal expenses, such as housing, meals, books, supplies, living expenses and travel costs.

While at Johns Hopkins, you will have a student account for university-billed expenses, including tuition (if applicable), housing, meal plans, and health insurance.  All other indirect expenses, such as independent housing, books, supplies, travel costs and personal expenses, will be paid with your personal funds.  Information on establishing a bank account will be provided during orientation.

Estimated Costs for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Tuition for Visiting International Students (2017-2018) $52,170 per year or $26,085 per semester
Tuition for Exchange Students $0 per year or semester
Room & Board $14,976 per year
Matriculation Fee $0 (waived for VISP)
Mandatory Health Insurance $1,800
Books and Supplies $1,220
Personal Expenses $1,044
Travel Costs $200-$1,800

In order to receive a DS2019 (for your J-1 visa), you will need to demonstrate sufficient funds to cover the costs itemized above.  Visiting International students will need to show funds in the amount of $71,000 for the academic year.  Exchange students should be prepared to demonstrate funds in the amount of $2,200 per month for 10 months or $22,000.  Actual costs may be less than or greater than the estimated amounts, depending on your individual spending habits.

Johns Hopkins offers a limited number of need-based scholarships for Visiting International Students.  Scholarships of up to $10,000 per academic year/$5,000 per semester are available for qualified students.  Scholarship applications are available from Lori A. Citti, Director, Office of Study Abroad.  Please send inquiries to

Visiting International and Exchange Students are required to enroll in the Johns Hopkins Health Insurance plan.  You will be automatically enrolled in the university health plan upon enrollment at Johns Hopkins.

More information on the university insurance plan is available on the Office of the Registrar website.