Taking in-person classes at Johns Hopkins University offers you tremendous opportunities and experiences as a degree-seeking International student.

When planning on taking advantage of studying in person with other motivated scholars, please remember to indicate “yes” at the appropriate checkbox regarding initiating the visa process within your admissions application. Following your acceptance as a degree candidate and if you intend to enroll in on-campus courses in the U.S., you may request certification for an F-1 visa. You will need to plan to enroll in at least three courses per semester.

Which Semester Can I Start My Degree?

As an AAP international student on an F-1 visa, you will most likely begin your program in the Fall or Spring semester, please confirm with your specific program of interest. In order to maintain status on your F-1 visa, all AAP students must be enrolled in a minimum of three courses per semester, only one of which can be an online course. The Admissions Office will assist in the certification process (aapinfo@jhu.edu) which the student must complete with the Office of International Services (OIS).

International students who have been admitted as degree candidates may request certification for an F-1 visa. A requirement of the F-1 visa is that an international student must be enrolled in at least 3 courses per semester (only one can be an online course). The Office of International Services is available to answer questions by phone at 667-208-7001 or by email at ois@jhu.edu.

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