Skip to main content

Application Fee Waiver Requirements

Application fee waivers are available for applicants to MMI graduate programs who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S. and meet additional eligibility criteria. Prospective students who do not meet eligibility criteria in these categories may request an application fee waiver with justification. Applicants may  request a fee waiver by emailing Alan Scott, PhD at with subject line “SOPHAS Fee  Waiver for MMI.” For applicants to the doctoral program, waivers must be requested by November 15, 2023.

For applications to the master's degree programs, the deadline to request a fee waiver is by May 1, 2024.  
Please note: fee waivers must be issued before submitting your application. We cannot issue reimbursements for the application fee.  

Applicants are Eligible for an Application Fee Waiver for:

  • Documented financial hardship  - or - 
  • Attendance at a VTSI-eligible undergraduate institution (review list of eligible MSIs here)
  • Application to an eligible VTSI PhD program (review list of eligible VTSI PhD programs here)
  • 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