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Undergraduate Admissions

For information on applying to and visiting Johns Hopkins University as a prospective undergraduate, please see the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.

Graduate Admissions

The graduate on-line application and important information, including instructions for domestic and international applicants may be found on The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Admissions page.  The application deadline is January 15.

All supporting documents (statement of purpose, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, official GRE scores, a short sample of written work, 25 pages maximun (hard copy is preferred and encouraged) and, when applicable, official TOEFL or IELTS scores) may be attached or uploaded to the on-line application or sent under separate cover by the deadline to:

Johns Hopkins University
Full-Time Graduate Studies in Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Graduate Admissions Office
Shriver Hall 28
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21218

Click here for full mailing instructions and printable label (pdf)

All application documents must be provided in English (either the original or translations of the original documents).  If you are unable to secure translations to English, we recommend that you contact World Education Services. 

Testing infomation:  GRE Institution code: 5332; Department code: 2607; TOEFL code: 57.

Any other questions regarding Near Eastern Studies admissions may be directed to .

Graduate Financial Aid

The Department awards all students admitted to the PhD program that are in need of financial aid a basic annual fellowship covering full tuition and a full stipend for living expenses for up to five years. For some of this period, the Department's support may take the form of a teaching assistantship. In addition, the period of support may be extended by the various competitive awards available to advanced students within the University, such as the prestigious Dean's Teaching Fellowships and the Stulman Jewish Studies Award.

We strongly encourage candidates to seek outside fellowships, such as Javitz scholarships, Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships, and the Pew Younger Scholars Program. Our policy is that an incoming student who has been awarded an outside scholarship will still be eligible for a Departmental fellowship. The outside scholarship will be counted towards extending the overall period of support beyond five years.

When appropriate, the Department will award travel stipends for students to participate in archaeological excavations in the Near East or visit collections in this country and abroad.

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