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Welcome to Hopkins!  We are sure that you have many questions about making the transition to Hopkins.  The following pages provide information for incoming international students and scholars.  Pre-arrival and post-arrival intructions vary based on your activities at Hopkins so please continue to the appropriate page based on whether you are a student, scholar or rotator.  In addition to those specific pages, you will also find detailed instructions for the visa application process, travel to the U.S. and the OIS check-in process.

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Walk In Hours
  • Mon & Wed, 1-4pm
  • Tue & Thur, 9am-12pm

Walk in advising is for F-1 and J-1 questions that can be answered in ten minutes or less. For all other inquiries, please visit the Contact Us page.


Summary of Visa Types, Uses & Limitations

Download the Visa Chart