Friday, January 29, 2016

February 1: MIPP & GPP Application Deadline










If you’re applying to the SAIS MIPP or GPP for 2016, don’t forget--your application must be submitted by February 1, 2016. Here’s a quick checklist to help you make sure you’re all set.

MIPP applicants must submit the following materials:

• Online application
• Application fee, $85 USD
• Résumé/CV
• Statement of Purpose
• Statement of Funding
• Transcripts for all college-level work
• 2 Letters of Recommendation
• GRE or GMAT scores (optional, but strongly recommended)
• TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native English speakers)
• Interview

GPP applicants must submit the following materials:

• Online application
• Application fee, $85 USD
• Résumé/CV
• Statement of Purpose
• Transcripts for all college-level work
• 2 Letters of Recommendation
• Employer Letter of Support
• GRE or GMAT scores (optional, but strongly recommended)
• TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native English speakers)
• Interview

Full application instructions are available here, and you can access your application here.

Questions? Comment below.

Thanks for reading!
Jessica, Admissions Coordinator

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The status of your submitted application

The January 7th application deadline has come and gone. And now that you’ve submitted your application, you’re probably wondering whether your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and test scores have successfully arrived at our office.

Our winter break staff hard at work processing some of today’s mail.


Because we receive hundreds of supplemental materials this time of year, it takes us about two weeks to compile and attach everything. So, how will we update you once we’re done?

(Hint: check your email at the end next week.)

  • Two weeks after the application deadline, we’ll email you to update you on the status of your application.    
  • If our email says your application is complete, that means we’ve received all your supplemental materials and your application is being reviewed. In other words, no further action is needed on your end until decisions are released in mid-March.
  • If our email says your application is incomplete, that means some of your supplemental materials have not been received. In our email we’ll let you know exactly what materials are outstanding, and offer you a chance to resend them. We’ll work with you to ensure your application is complete in time for review.

We know the uncertainty can be grueling, and we can assure you we’re doing our best to process your materials quickly and efficiently. While you wait, we encourage you to prepare and submit your financial aid applications before the February 15th deadline. For more information on Financial Aid at SAIS, go here and click on “Financial Aid.” The SAIS Financial Aid Application is available from the Financial Aid website, or from the SAIS Application via the Apply Yourself system (click on the link for Downloadable Forms).

If you’re interested in the Johns Hopkins SAIS MIPP or GPP programs, or any of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center programs, you still have time to apply!  The application deadline for these programs is February 1. Submit your online application here.

Thanks for reading,
Jessica, Admissions Coordinator

Thursday, January 7, 2016

JHU SAIS Latin American Studies Program (LASP) News

Today, we have a guest post from the Johns Hopkins SAIS Latin American Studies Program (LASP). Enjoy!

LASP India Trip:  With the aim of staying at the forefront of academic research examining Latin American relations within a global framework, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Latin American Studies Professor Francisco E. González will lead a group of ten graduate students to Delhi and Mumbai in January 2016.  In conjunction with the LASP forthcoming edited volume Latin America and the Asian Giants: Evolving Ties with China and India, the goal of the trip is to examine the growing economic, diplomatic, and political links between India and the countries of Latin America.

John S. Goldthwait LASP Tuition Fellowship:  With the goal of attracting and recruiting top-tier applicants, we look to award the John S. Goldthwait LASP Tuition Fellowship to a Latin American Studies concentrator admitted to SAIS for academic year 2016-17. Through a competitive process, based on merit , the recipient will be awarded a $10,000 fellowship toward the cost of SAIS tuition to be disbursed at equal $2,500 installments over the four semesters of the two-year program.  Students awarded fellowship funds must maintain full-time status and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4.

In fall 2015, the program named its inaugural John S. Goldthwait fellow—Ms. Cailey Stevens. Cailey, a 2012 alumna of Wellesley College as well as a 2014 Fulbright in Mexico, worked in the Money Market Analysis group of the Federal Reserve Board prior to SAIS.  Cailey was recently selected for a State Department summer internship in Lima, Peru where she plans to complete her SAIS LASP Capstone internship.

It sounds like there is some exciting stuff happening in the LASP program right now!  Opportunities like those listed above are important to consider when choosing where to attend graduate school and which area of study to focus on.  Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Application Deadlines Are Quickly Approaching

    The arrival of the New Year means our The arrival of the New Year means our application deadlines are quickly approaching.

    • January 7, 2016: MA, MAIA, and Diploma (Fall 2016 Enrollment)
    • January 7, 2016: MIEF and MGR (Summer 2016 Enrollment)
    • February 1, 2016: MIPP and GPP  (Fall 2016 Enrollment)
    • February 1, 2016: HNC Certificate, MAIS, and Certificate/SAIS MA (Fall 2016 Enrollment)

    Submitted your application? What's next?
    All applicants will receive an email confirmation of materials received (or missing) no later than two weeks after the application deadline. We make every effort to work with our applicants to ensure their application is completed and given full consideration.

    Still have questions about the application process?
    As you work on your application, we are available to speak with you about the application and your degree program of interest. Please contact us at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu; phone 202.663.5700 (Washington, DC Admissions Office), or sais.eu.admissions@jhu.edu; phone  +39.051.29.17.811 (SAIS Europe Admissions Office) to speak with an admissions officer.

    To start (or complete) your application, please click here.

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Have Questions About Your Application?

    Happy New Year from Johns Hopkins SAIS Admissions! We are currently processing the application materials we received during the holiday break. To speak with an admissions officer, call us at 202.663.5700 or email us at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu during regular business hours. We will resume walk-in hours January 15.