International Students


Include TOEFL scores in the online application. Johns Hopkins prefers a score of 600 on the written test. The preferred sub-scores for the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) are 26 (Reading), 26 (Listening), 22 (Writing), and 25 (Speaking).

Students whose native language is not English must submit their TOEFL scores unless they meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant has attended an English language school for at least the last five years.
  • The applicant has scored 670 or higher on the Critical Reading section of the SAT or 30 or more on the ACT Reading and English sections.

IELTS will be accepted from applicants who live in countries where TOEFL is not administered. A score of 7.0 or higher on each band is expected on the IELTS.



Transcripts from international schools should be officially translated into English.


Visa Requirements

International students should obtain a visa to participate in Engineering Innovation–usually an F1 Visa. Once the student is accepted into Engineering Innovation, he/she will need to provide the Office of International Services at Homewood with a copy of their passport identification pages and a copy of a bank statement showing sufficient funds to support expenses for the Engineering Innovation program. The bank statement should be less than six months old, on bank letterhead, and include the account holder(s) name(s), account number(s), current balance, and date of issue as evidence of financial support for the program.


Once the Office of International Services at Homewood receives these documents, they will prepare the forms required for the F1 visa application. If you want more information click here to go to the Office of International Services at Homewood website.

Information regarding the Executive Order on Immigration can be found here.


Health Insurance

All international students must have health insurance that is valid in the United States and be able to provide proof of this insurance upon enrollment in the program.  Please note that you must provide a copy of your insurance information in English.

Here is a list of potential insurance providers. 


Cell Phone

All International Students must have a cellular phone that functions in the United States at the start of the program.

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