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International Applicants

International applicants receive the same tuition and stipends as domestic students throughout their graduate studies. However, we encourage international applicants to seek outside fellowship support if possible. Because we often do not have the opportunity to interview international students, we strongly urge international applicants to submit subject GRE scores in order to fully evaluate the candidate’s potential.

We look for applicants with an exceptionally strong academic background and a strong commitment to laboratory research. Typically, between two and four international students are admitted into the program each year from an extremely competitive applicant pool.

International applicants should apply online or if this is not possible, submit a request to have a printed version of the application form sent to their home address. If you wish to receive a paper application, please make this request via e-mail to

In addition to completing the online application, all international applications must include:

  • Official copies of grade transcripts (mailed in a sealed envelope directly from the institution)
  • Graduate Record Exam scores (Th general test is required; and subject test is strongly recommended. Most commonly taken subject tests include chemistry, biology, or biochemistry)
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation (see guidelines above for domestic students)
  • TOEFL scores

Application materials should be sent directly to:
Office of Graduate Student Affairs
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1830 E. Monument Street, Suite 2-107
Baltimore, MD 21287


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