International applicants

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula by Hendrik Hondius, (1630) Image courtesy of State Library of New South Wales.

We welcome students from all over the world to our program.

Ours is a graduate program, so you must have received an undergraduate degree, often referred to as a bachelor’s degree, in order to enroll.  However, we recognize that educational systems differ, with different pathways to degrees so please contact us if you have any questions about your eligibility:  Most applicants from countries where English is not the official language must submit scores of an English language proficiency test – either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are accepted.  Usually, students admitted to our program have minimum scores as follows:


 Minimum Scores

  • Computer: 250
  • Paper: 600
  • Online: 100
 In the course registration form,  use Institution Code 5316 (JHU  PhD MEDICINE)
IELTS Minimum Score of 7 In the course registration form,  provide your IELTS TRF number  and score
TOEFL/IELTS Exceptions

Admissions will waive this requirement for applicants only if:

  • an applicant has completed a four-year degree from an accredited US institution.
  • an applicant is from a country listed on this quick reference list.
  • please email us at with any questions.

The fees for international students are the same as for students residing in the US. Our online payment system accepts payments from all major credit cards and by e-check.

On Site Requirements

All MA students are required to attend the weeklong Practicum course prior to graduation. International Master’s students coming to JHU for the Research Practicum should obtain an I-20 which will allow them to apply for F-1 student visa status.  For I-20 application instructions, please contact the Office of International Services at