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Application Fee Waiver Requirements

Application fee waivers are available for applicants to EHE graduate programs who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States and meet additional eligibility criteria. Prospective students who do not meet eligibility criteria in these categories may request an application fee waiver with justification. 


Fee waivers for doctoral programs to the Bloomberg School of Public Health must be requested by Nov. 15, 2023. Email, to request a waiver. Use the subject line “SOPHAS Fee  Waiver for EHE".

Fee waivers for master's applicants to the Bloomberg School of Public Health must be requested by May 1, 2024. Email, to request a waiver. Use the subject line “SOPHAS Fee  Waiver for EHE".

Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative applicants for the PhD in Environmental Health must request the fee waiver by Nov. 15, 2023.

Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative applicants for the PhD in Geography and Environmental Engineering are automatically vetted for eligibility for the VTSI fee waiver during the application process.

Please note: Fee waivers must be issued before submitting your application. We cannot issue reimbursements for the application fee.  


  • Documented financial hardship  - or - 
  • Participation in one of the following:
    • Attendance at Annual Biomedical Research Conferences for Minority Students (ABRCMS) 
    • Attendance at Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
    • HHMI Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP)
    • AAAS Entry Point!
    • Explore Hopkins (EHOP) Program
    • GEM Fellowship Program
    • Attendance at Neuroscience Outreach Program
    • Johns Hopkins Basic Science Institute Summer Internship Program (BSI SIP)
    • Johns Hopkins Biophysics Research for Baltimore Teens (BRBT / CSM)
    • Johns Hopkins Centro SOL Programa de Verano para Jóvenes (Centro SOL)
    • Johns Hopkins Doctoral Diversity Program (DDP)
    • Johns Hopkins Foundation for Advanced Research in the Medical Services (FARMS)
    • Johns Hopkins Generation Tomorrow: Summer Health Disparity Scholars Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine (CSM)
    • Johns Hopkins Institute for Computational Medicine (ICM)
    • Johns Hopkins Neuroscience Scholars Program (JHNSP)
    • Johns Hopkins Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program(PREP)
    • Johns Hopkins Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Summer Internship Program (PCCM)
    • Johns Hopkins Summer Academic Research Experience (SARE / CSM)
    • Laureates and Leaders Program
    • Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program
    • Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens (MERIT Baltimore)
    • Health Leadership Academy Meyerhoff Scholarship Program Minority Access Research Careers (MARC)
    • Minority Biomedical Research Support Program (RISE)
    • National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation program (LSAMP)
    • NIGMS Post Baccalaureate Research Education Program
    • Project 1000
    • Ronald McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
    • Rosetta Commons Research Experience for Undergraduates
    • National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChe)
    • National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)
    • National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP)
    • U.S. Military
    • Yellow Ribbon Program
    • Attendance at a VTSI-eligible undergraduate institution (review the list of eligible MSIs)
    • Application to an eligible VTSI PhD program (review the list of eligible VTSI PhD programs)

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