Thursday, August 11, 2016

When should I start looking for ways to finance my studies, before or after being admitted?

This is an excellent question we received yesterday during our online information session.  The short answer is: begin your search now.

Because a number of awards offered by outside organizations have deadlines in the summer and fall, it is good practice to begin researching funding opportunities before submitting your SAIS application. If you wait until you receive an admissions decision from us to begin your research, you will have missed several outside funding opportunities.

If  you are not sure where to start your search for outside funding, you may wish to begin with APSIA's Fellowship & Scholarship search tool. If you would like to learn about fellowships funded by Johns Hopkins SAIS, visit our financial aid website here.