International Students


TOEFL, IELTS, or the Duolingo English Test (DET) are required for applicants whose primary language is not English and who have not attended an English language school for the last three years.

Though not required, applicants who score below 690 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) section of the new SAT or below 30 or more on both the ACT Reading and English sections are encouraged to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or DET scores, as it will often present them in the best light for their language preparation.

Applicants should typically receive a minimum of 100 total for the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with preferred sub-scores of 26 (Reading), 26 (Listening), 22 (Writing), and 25 (Speaking). A score of 7.0 or higher on each band is expected on IELTS, and a score of 75 or higher is expected for the DET.



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

Students enrolling at Johns Hopkins University in the summer must have health insurance, issued by a provider headquartered in the United States.  Traveler’s insurance does not meet this requirement.  A parent or guardian may not waive or permit students to attend without health insurance that is U.S. based.  Documentation of health insurance must be provided to the program before enrollment is confirmed.

International students must also meet this U.S. based health insurance requirement.  For students who cannot document satisfactory coverage, a temporary, summer-only plan is provided by IMGlobal, through the Gateway Patriot Exchange program.  This is a limited, emergency plan, and does not cover pre-existing conditions.

For more information about the policy, minimum requirements, and how to apply, please click here.


Cell Phone

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



Frequently Asked Questions for International Students enrolling in Engineering Innovation can be found here.

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