International Students

Must I enroll in the health insurance offered by JHUSOM?

All visiting students must have health insurance that meets the minimum requirements established by the JHUSOM. For students completing electives of 9 weeks (one quarter) or less, travel insurance that meets the J-1 exchange visitor health insurance requirements is an acceptable alternative. If you do not have acceptable alternative coverage, you will be required to enroll in the JHUSOM student health program.

For international students who can waive the JHUSOM student health program, a health insurance waiver form is required.

More information concerning the medical insurance plan offered through JHUSOM is available.

What are the visa requirements?

Accepted visiting medical students will be provided with the necessary documentation to support their application for a B-1/B-2 visa [or entry under the Visa Waiver Program]. Visiting Medical Students should adhere to the guidance of the Consulate or Embassy in the home country for more information on the B-1/B-2 visa application process.

How do I apply for a visa?

The visa application process and services offered by the Office of International Student, Faculty and Staff Services will be provided once you have been accepted for an elective.