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Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University, the oldest research university in the US, was founded in 1876 as a hospital and training college. In his inaugural address, the university's first president described the new university's mission: 'to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.'

Today, Johns Hopkins University continues to embody that mission. The university has four campuses in Baltimore, Maryland and one in Washington, DC for over 20,000 students. It is one of the Top 20 universities in the world according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings. 

The university counts 36 Nobel Laureates among past and present faculty and students. Other notable alumni include Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the USA, the journalist PJ O’Rourke, film director Wes Craven, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Russell Baker.

Exchange places

The exchange agreement between King's and JHU allows for up to 10 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to 10 students going for a full academic year OR 20 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.

Eligibility for King's students

Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.

King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.  

Students on exchange at Johns Hopkins University can choose modules from the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering, as appropriate for their degree course at King's (students should confirm their module choices with their Study Abroad Tutor if in any doubt!).

Estimated living costs

Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.

A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.

Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.


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