1.Harvard University, (USA)
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with about 6,800 undergraduate students and about 14,000 postgraduate students. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the United States’ oldest institution of higher learning and one of the most prestigious in the world.
The university is composed of eleven principal academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout Greater Boston: its 209-acre (85 ha) original undergraduate campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Boston; the business school and many athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston; and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area.Harvard’s endowment is valued at $40.9 billion, making it the largest of any academic institution. While the nominal cost of attendance is high, the university’s endowment allows it to offer generous, no-loan financial aid packages and use need-blind admission.The Harvard Library is the world’s largest academic library system, comprising 79 individual libraries holding about 20.4 million items.
Harvard’s undergraduate admissions process is characterized by the Carnegie Foundation as “more selective, lower transfer-in.”Admission is based on academic prowess, extracurricular activities, and personal qualities. For the undergraduate class of 2022, Harvard had 42,749 applicants, accepting 2,024 (4.7%) and enrolling 1,653. The middle 50% range of SAT scores of enrolled freshmen was 720–780 for reading and writing and 740–800 for math, while the middle 50% range of the ACT composite score was 33–35. The average high school grade point average (GPA) was 4.18.
Teaching and learning
Harvard is a large, highly residential research university.The university has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges since 1929 and offers 50 undergraduate concentrations (majors), 134 graduate degrees,and 32 professional degrees. For the 2018–2019 academic year, Harvard granted 1,665 baccalaureate degrees, 1,013 graduate degrees, and 5,695 professional degrees.
The four-year, full-time undergraduate program has an arts and sciences instructional focus. Between 1978 and 2008, entering students were required to complete a core curriculum of seven classes outside of their concentration.Between 2008 and 2019, undergraduate students were required to complete courses in eight General Education categories: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding, Culture and Belief, Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning, Ethical Reasoning, Science of Living Systems, Science of the Physical Universe, Societies of the World, and United States in the World.In 2019, a new General Education program was implemented with four categories: “Aesthetics and Culture,” “Ethics and Civics,” “Histories, Societies, Individuals,” and “Science and Technology in Society.” Although some introductory courses have large enrollments, most courses are small: the median class size is just 12 students.
Libraries and museums
The Harvard Library system is centered in Widener Library in Harvard Yard and comprises nearly 80 individual libraries holding about 20.4 million items. According to the American Library Association, this makes it the largest academic library in the world.
Houghton Library, the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, and the Harvard University Archives consist principally of rare and unique materials. America’s oldest collection of maps, gazetteers, and atlases both old and new is stored in Pusey Library and open to the public. The largest collection of East-Asian language material outside of East Asia is held in the Harvard-Yenching Library.
The Harvard Art Museums comprise three museums. The Arthur M. Sackler Museum covers Asian, Mediterranean, and Islamic art, the Busch–Reisinger Museum (formerly the Germanic Museum) covers central and northern European art, and the Fogg Museum covers Western art from the Middle Ages to the present emphasizing Italian early Renaissance, British pre-Raphaelite, and 19th-century French art. The Harvard Museum of Natural History includes the Harvard Mineralogical Museum, the Harvard University Herbaria featuring the Blaschka Glass Flowers exhibit, and the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Other museums include the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, designed by Le Corbusier and housing the film archive, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, specializing in the cultural history and civilizations of the Western Hemisphere, and the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East featuring artifacts from excavations in the Middle East.
Among overall rankings, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has ranked Harvard as the world’s top university every year since it was released.When QS and Times Higher Education collaborated to publish the Times Higher Education–QS World University Rankings from 2004 to 2009, Harvard held the top spot every year and continued to hold first place on THE World Reputation Rankings ever since it was released in 2011. In 2019, it was ranked first worldwide by SCImago Institutions Rankings.
Among rankings of specific indicators, Harvard topped both the University Ranking by Academic Performance (2019–2020) and Mines ParisTech: Professional Ranking of World Universities (2011), which measured universities’ numbers of alumni holding CEO positions in Fortune Global 500 companies. According to annual polls done by The Princeton Review, Harvard is consistently among the top two most commonly named “dream colleges” in the United States, both for students and parents.Additionally, having made significant investments in its engineering school in recent years, Harvard was ranked third worldwide for Engineering and Technology in 2019 by Times Higher Education.
Financial need is the only criterion used to determine the amount of HMS scholarship a student receives. This program is funded from endowed funds, current fundraising, and unrestricted income.
For a full-need student, the HMS scholarship funding covers both tuition and mandatory fees. Scholarship eligibility is determined by subtracting the institutional expected family contribution from tuition and mandatory fees. Eligibility for institutional scholarship funding is limited to eight semesters of full tuition charges.
HMS scholarship support is derived from many resources, most notably the result of donor gifts. Donations to financial aid are from individuals, foundations and organizations through the establishment of endowed funds, the giving to current use financial aid funds, or through annual gifts to the HMS Alumni Fund. These funds are monitored by the HMS Office of Resource Development. HMS scholarship recipients may be asked to write thank you notes to scholarship donors. Recipients of these funds may also be requested to provide information consisting of premedical background, residency preferences, personal and professional interests, and academic progress. Failure to comply with these requests may result in forfeiture of HMS scholarship support.
Dean’s REACH Scholarship Award Program
Given the considerable costs associated with obtaining a medical education, Harvard Medical School strives to ensure that all applicants accepted to our institution are able to afford to attend. The Dean’s REACH Scholarship is a need-based four-year scholarship that has been established to provide funding to a select group of incoming MD students who demonstrate Resilience, Excellence, Achievement, Compassion and commitment to Helping the underserved.
Potential recipients are nominated for this award by the Committee on Admissions and are notified of their nomination at the time admissions decisions are released in early March. The Dean’s REACH Scholarships are contingent upon financial need. In order to determine eligibility for this scholarship, nominees must apply for financial aid.
Continuation of this program is contingent upon the availability of funds.
General Restricted Scholarships
HMS shares certain endowed scholarship funds with other units of the University. The Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships administers these multi-school funds. The HMS Financial Aid Office will nominate eligible HMS Scholarship recipients for these funds on the basis of the information provided on the Restricted Fund Survey submitted in the fall of each year.
If an HMS scholarship recipient is selected to receive a general scholarship, the general scholarship funds ordinarily will be used to fund a portion of the student’s regular HMS scholarship award. Thus being selected for a general scholarship changes only the source of funds for the student’s scholarship award; the total amount awarded ordinarily remains unchanged.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Harvard Medical School provides qualifying post-9/11 veterans the maximum assistance available through the Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program.
Under this program, the Department of Veterans Affairs matches school aid contributions made to eligible veterans. Harvard Medical School will contribute the maximum amount to be matched by the VA for all eligible veterans.
You will be requested to submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the Financial Aid Office prior to the start of the academic year in order to process your Yellow Ribbon benefit. Veterans who choose to receive the Yellow Ribbon benefit will waive their eligibility for need-based HMS aid, and will not be required to complete an application for HMS aid.
Additional VA benefits for veterans provide substantial assistance for living expenses. These benefits should cover academic year living expenses for most Yellow Ribbon recipients. However, Yellow Ribbon recipients may also apply for federal student loans to meet living expenses costs, if needed.
The University of Oxford (legally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford) is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s second-oldest university in continuous operation. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. The two “ancient universities” are frequently jointly called “Oxbridge”. The history and influence of the University of Oxford have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Scholarships and financial support
There are many opportunities for students at Oxford to receive financial help during their studies. The Oxford Opportunity Bursaries, introduced in 2006, are university-wide means-based bursaries available to any British undergraduate, with a total possible grant of £10,235 over a 3-year degree. In addition, individual colleges also offer bursaries and funds to help their students. For graduate study, there are many scholarships attached to the university, available to students from all sorts of backgrounds, from Rhodes Scholarships to the relatively new Weidenfeld Scholarships. Oxford also offers the Clarendon Scholarship which is open to graduate applicants of all nationalities.
The university maintains the largest university library system in the UK, and, with over 11 million volumes housed on 120 miles (190 km) of shelving, the Bodleian group is the second-largest library in the UK, after the British Library. The Bodleian is a legal deposit library, which means that it is entitled to request a free copy of every book published in the UK. As such, its collection is growing at a rate of over three miles (five kilometres) of shelving every year.
Rankings and reputation
Oxford is regularly ranked within the top 5 universities in the world and is currently ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings,as well as the Forbes’s World University Rankings. It held the number one position in the Times Good University Guide for eleven consecutive years, and the medical school has also maintained first place in the “Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health” table of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the past seven consecutive years.
The Oxford-Hoffmann Graduate Scholarships in Medical Sciences are available for any applicants who are applying to study within the Medical Sciences Division.
The scholarships have been made possible through the support of André Hoffmann, who is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Mr Hoffmann studied economics at St Gallen University and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.
The scholarship is only tenable at Jesus College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Jesus College in order to take up the scholarship.
Selection is expected to take place in April 2020.
Full funding opportunities, covering fees and living expenses, are available to outstanding applicants to all courses using the Friday 10 January 2020 application deadline.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FULL FUNDING?
To be considered for full funding, candidates applying to start a course from October 2020 must have submitted their University application(s) for the course(s) they wish to be considered for by 12 noon (UK time) on Friday 10 January 2020. Candidates will automatically be considered for full funding from a number of sources including the Wellcome Trust, MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, CR-UK, British Heart Foundation, the Clarendon Fund, Oxford Colleges and numerous charitable sources (e.g. Newton Abraham Studentship, Christopher Welch Scholarship).
WHAT DOES THIS FUNDING COVER?
As a minimum, the funding will pay fees at the Home/EU rate and provide a stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£15,009 pa for 2019/20) for the duration of fee liability* (typically 3 years). Most awards will cover the higher overseas fees as well. Some awards pay higher stipends and/or extend to 4 years. Students on Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre structured DPhil courses (with a fee liability of 4 years) are funded for 4 years. Some awards include additional funds to cover research and training expenses. The balance of the research and training expenses are generally paid by the supervisors and/or their Department.
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5.University of Cambridge, (UK)
The University of Cambridge (legally The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge) is a collegiate research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university. The university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople. The two ‘ancient universities’ share many common features and are often referred to jointly as ‘Oxbridge’. The history and influence of the University of Cambridge have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world
The colleges are self-governing institutions with their own endowments and property, founded as integral parts of the university. All students and most academics are attached to a college. Their importance lies in the housing, welfare, social functions, and undergraduate teaching they provide. All faculties, departments, research centers, and laboratories belong to the university, which arranges lectures and awards degrees, but undergraduates receive their supervisions—small-group teaching sessions, often with just one student—within the colleges (though in many cases students go to other colleges for supervision if the teaching fellows at their college do not specialise in the areas concerned). Each college appoints its own teaching staff and fellows, who are also members of a university department. The colleges also decide which undergraduates to admit to the university, in accordance with university regulations.
Cambridge has 31 colleges, of which three, Murray Edwards, Newnham and Lucy Cavendish, admit women only. The other colleges are mixed, though most were originally all-male. Darwin was the first college to admit both men and women, while Churchill, Clare, and King’s were the first previously all-male colleges to admit female undergraduates, in 1972. Magdalene became the last all-male college to accept women, in 1988. Clare Hall and Darwin admit only postgraduates, and Hughes Hall, Lucy Cavendish, St Edmund’s and Wolfson admit only mature (i.e. 21 years or older on date of matriculation) students, encompassing both undergraduate and graduate students. All other colleges admit both undergraduate and postgraduate students with no age restrictions.
Benefactions and fundraising
In 2000, Bill Gates of Microsoft donated US$210 million through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to endow the Gates Scholarships for students from outside the UK seeking postgraduate study at Cambridge.
In the fiscal year ending 31 July 2019, the central university, excluding colleges, had a total income of £2.192 billion, of which £592.4 million was from research grants and contracts.
Over the past decade to 2019, Cambridge has received an average of £271m a year in philanthropic donations.
Cambridge University accepted a £6m donation from Shell to fund a team researching oil extraction technology, while publicly positioning itself as part of the transition to a sustainable future. Shell gave the money to fund the work of the university’s magnetic resonance research group amid a campaign by students and staff to persuade the university to sever its links with extractive industries.
Affiliations and memberships
Cambridge is a member of the Russell Group of research-led British universities, the G5, the League of European Research Universities, and the International Alliance of Research Universities, and forms part of the “golden triangle” of research intensive and southern English universities. It is also closely linked with the development of the high-tech business cluster known as “Silicon Fen”, and as part of the Cambridge University Health Partners, an academic health science center.
The academic year is divided into three academic terms, determined by the Statutes of the University. Michaelmas term lasts from October to December; Lent term from January to March; and Easter term from April to June.
Within these terms undergraduate teaching takes place within eight-week periods called Full Terms. According to the university statutes, it is a requirement that during this period all students should live within 3 miles of the Church of St Mary the Great; this is defined as Keeping term. Students can graduate only if they fulfill this condition for nine terms (three years) when obtaining a Bachelor of Arts or twelve terms (four years) when studying for a Master of Science, Engineering or Mathematics.
These terms are shorter than those of many other British universities.Undergraduates are also expected to prepare heavily in the three holidays (known as the Christmas, Easter and Long Vacations).
In 2011, Times Higher Education (THE) recognized Cambridge as one of the world’s “six super brands” on its World Reputation Rankings, along with Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Oxford and Stanford. As of September 2017, Cambridge is recognized by THE as the world’s second best university.
According to the 2016 Complete University Guide, the University of Cambridge is ranked first amongst the UK’s universities; this ranking is based on a broad raft of criteria from entry standards and student satisfaction to quality of teaching in specific subjects and job prospects for graduates. The University is ranked as the 2nd best university in the UK for the quality of graduates according to recruiters from the UK’s major companies.
In 2014–15, according to University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP), Cambridge is ranked second in UK (coming second to Oxford) and ranked fifth in the world.
Gates Cambridge Trust
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level/Field of study:
PhD, MSc or MLitt, or a one year postgraduate course in any subject offered at the University
Number of Awards:
About 95 Scholarships are awarded each year.
Citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.
You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:
• a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
• applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study: PhD (three year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree); or a one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)
You can check the eligibility checker to quickly check if you are eligible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
Applications for October 2020 entry are now closed. Applications for entry in the academic year 2021/22 will open in September 2020.
Candidates should apply direct to the Aker Scholarship in the year before that in which they wish to start their studies in Cambridge (1 October 2017 is the deadline for applying to study in 2018-19), and should also apply to the University of Cambridge by one of the two general course deadlines of 6 December 2017 or 4 January 2018 (check which is relevant to your chosen course).
Variable, but sufficient to ensure that the full cost of study at the University of Cambridge is covered.
This scholarship is available to Masters applicants from a number of Middle Eastern and North African countries, whose subject falls within the fields of Genetic Sciences, Bioinformatics, Public Health, Law, Computer Sciences and Telecommunications, Energy or Water Science.
No separate application is required for this scholarship, only the application to the University of Cambridge.
This scholarship is available to Masters applicants from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
In addition to applying to the University of Cambridge, an application is required to The Beit Trust. Applicants who are shortlisted by The Beit Trust will be invited for interview in their home co
University tuition fee
Stipend (sufficient for a single person)
plus some other allowances
The Beit Trust
This scholarship is available to PhD applicants from countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, in any subject.
No separate application is required for this scholarship.
University tuition fee
Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)
and certain other expenses
Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust
University of Cambridge
These prestigious scholarships are offered to candidates in any subject who are highly ranked by their prospective Departments within the University, and are awarded on the basis of academic ability and research potential, examination results, and references. The financial situation of candidates does not affect selection.
Further information can be found here.
No separate application is required for this scholarship.
University Composition Fee
Annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)
University of Cambridge
2.STANFORD UNIVERSITY (USA)
Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. The university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford was a U.S. Senator and former Governor of California who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. The school admitted its first students on October 1, 1891, as a coeducational and non-denominational institution.
The university is organized around seven schools: three schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate level as well as four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in law, medicine, education, and business. All schools are on the same campus. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the university is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pac-12 Conference. It has gained 126 NCAA team championships, and Stanford has won the NACDA Directors’ Cup for 24 consecutive years, beginning in 1994–1995. In addition, Stanford students and alumni have won 270 Olympic medals including 139 gold medals.
Teaching and learning
Stanford follows a quarter system with the Autumn quarter usually starting in late September and the Spring Quarter ending in early June. The full-time, four-year undergraduate program has an arts and sciences focus with high graduate student coexistence. Stanford is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Full-time undergraduate tuition was $42,690 for 2013–2014. Stanford’s admission process is need-blind for US citizens and permanent residents; while it is not need-blind for international students, 64% are on need-based aid, with an average aid package of $31,411. In 2012–13, the university awarded $126 million in need-based financial aid to 3,485 students, with an average aid package of $40,460. Eighty percent of students receive some form of financial aid. Stanford has a no-loan policy. For undergraduates admitted in 2015, Stanford waives tuition, room, and board for most families with incomes below $65,000, and most families with incomes below $125,000 are not required to pay tuition; those with incomes up to $150,000 may have tuition significantly reduced.17% of students receive Pell Grants, a common measure of low-income students at a college.
Research centers and institutes
As of 2016 the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research oversaw eighteen independent laboratories, centers, and institutes.
Other Stanford-affiliated institutions include the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (originally the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), the Stanford Research Institute (an independent institution which originated at the university), the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace (a major public policy think tank that attracts visiting scholars from around the world) and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (a multidisciplinary design school in cooperation with the Hasso Plattner Institute of University of Potsdam that integrates product design, engineering, and business management education).
Libraries and digital resources
As of 2014, Stanford University Libraries (SUL) held a collection of more than 9.3 million volumes, nearly 300,000 rare or special books, 1.5 million e-books, 2.5 million audiovisual materials, 77,000 serials, nearly 6 million microform holdings, and thousands of other digital resources.
The main library in the SU library system is Green Library, which also contains various meeting and conference rooms, study spaces, and reading rooms. Lathrop Library (previously Meyer Library, demolished in 2015), holds various student-accessible media resources and houses one of the largest East Asia collections with 540,000 volumes
Dormitories and student housing
As of 2013, 89% of undergraduate students lived in on-campus university housing. First-year undergraduates are required to live on campus, and all undergraduates are guaranteed housing for all four undergraduate years. Undergraduates live in 80 different houses, including dormitories, co-ops, row houses, and fraternities and sororities. At Manzanita Park, 118 mobile homes were installed as “temporary” housing from 1969 to 1991, but as of 2015 was the site of newer dorms Castano, Kimball, Lantana, and the Humanities House, completed in 2015. Most student residences are just outside the campus core, within ten minutes (on foot or bike) of most classrooms and libraries. Some are reserved for freshman, sophomores, or upperclass students and some are open to all four classes. Most residences are co-ed; seven are all-male fraternities, three are all-female sororities, and there is also one all-female non-sorority house, Roth House. In most residences, men and women live on the same floor, but a few dorms are configured for men and women to live on separate floors (single-gender floors).
Eligibility criteria for Stanford University Scholarship:
All Citizens are welcome.
You Must Have Your Bachelors Degree in Any Discipline.
You Must Complete Your Bachelors or Masters Degree in 2014 or After 2014.
You are Not qualified if Your BS degree or Masters Degree is Completed before 2014.
In case you’re still in school concentrating for your first/four-year college education, you’re qualified to apply as long as you complete your first/four-year certification before you enlist as an alumni understudy at Stanford.
In the event that you have earned an advanced education, you stay qualified to apply in 2019 as long as you earned your first/four-year certification in 2014 or later.
On the off chance that you earned or hope to acquire a degree from a college where English is the official and sole language of guidance, at that point, you needn’t to show IELTS/TOFEL result.
5.Jhon hopkins university,(USA)
The Johns Hopkins University is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1876, the university was named for its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur, abolitionist, and philanthropist Johns Hopkins. His $7 million bequest (approximately $147.5 million in today’s dollars)—of which half financed the establishment of Johns Hopkins Hospital—was the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the United States up to that time. Daniel Coit Gilman, who was inaugurated as the institution’s first president on February 22, 1876, led the university to revolutionize higher education in the U.S. by integrating teaching and research. Adopting the concept of a graduate school from Germany’s historic Heidelberg University, Johns Hopkins University is considered the first research university in the United States. Over the course of several decades, the university has led all U.S. universities in annual research and development expenditures. In fiscal year 2016, Johns Hopkins spent nearly $2.5 billion on research. The university has additional graduate campuses in Italy, China, and Washington, D.C., in addition to its main campus in Baltimore, Maryland
The full-time, four-year undergraduate program is “most selective” with low transfer-in and a high graduate co-existence. The cost of attendance per year is $60,820; however, the average need met is 99%. The university is one of fourteen founding members of the Association of American Universities (AAU); it is also a member of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) and the Universities Research Association (URA).
The university’s undergraduate programs are most selective: in 2020, the Office of Admissions accepted about 7% of its 27,256 Regular Decision applicants. In 2016, 95% of admitted students graduated in the top tenth of their high school class and the inter-quartile range on the SAT composite score was 1440–1560. In 2013, 96.8% of freshmen returned after the first year and 88% of students graduated in 4 years. The average GPA of enrolled freshmen in the class of 2018 is 3.88.Over time, applications to Johns Hopkins University have risen steadily. As a result, the selectivity of Johns Hopkins University has also increased. Early Decision is an option at Johns Hopkins University for students who wish to demonstrate that the university is their first choice. These students, if admitted, are required to enroll. This application is due November 2. Most students, however, apply Regular Decision, which is a traditional non-binding round. These applications are due January 1 and students are notified in late March. In 2014, Johns Hopkins ended legacy preference in admissions.
The Johns Hopkins University Library system houses more than 3.6 million volumes and includes ten main divisions across the university’s campuses. The largest segment of this system is the Sheridan Libraries, encompassing the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (the main library of the Homewood campus), the Brody Learning Commons, the Hutzler Reading Room (“The Hut”) in Gilman Hall, the John Work Garrett Library at Evergreen House, and the George Peabody Library at the Peabody Institute campus.
The main library, constructed in the 1960s, was named for Milton S. Eisenhower, former president of the university and brother of former U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower. The university’s stacks had previously been housed in Gilman Hall and departmental libraries. Only two of the Eisenhower library’s six stories are above ground, though the building was designed so that every level receives natural light. The design accords with campus lore that no structure can be taller than Gilman Hall, the flagship academic building. A four-story expansion to the library, known as the Brody Learning Commons, opened in August 2012. The expansion features an energy-efficient, state-of-the-art technology infrastructure and includes study spaces, seminar rooms, and a rare books collection
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM), located in Baltimore, Maryland, is the research-intensive medical school of Johns Hopkins University. Founded in 1893, the School of Medicine shares a campus with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, established in 1889. Johns Hopkins has consistently ranked among the top medical schools in the United States, in terms of the number of competitive research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health, among other measures.
18 Nobel laureates associated with the School of Medicine as alumni and faculty have won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Chemistry. Johns Hopkins University as a whole counts 38 Nobel laureates.
Gregg Semenza – Faculty, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2019
William Kaelin Jr. – former resident, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2019
Carol Greider – Faculty, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2009
Richard Axel – MD 1971, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2004
Peter Agre – MD 1974, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2003
Paul Greengard – PhD 1953, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2000
David Hubel – former resident, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1981
Torsten Wiesel – Faculty, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1981
Hamilton O. Smith – Faculty, MD 1956, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1978
Daniel Nathans – Faculty, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1978
Haldan Keffer Hartline – MD 1927, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1967
Francis Peyton Rous – MD, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1966
Joseph Erlanger – MD 1899, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1944
Herbert Spencer Gasser – MD 1915, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1944
George Minot – Assistant in Medicine, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1934
George Whipple – MD 1905, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1934
Thomas Hunt Morgan – PhD 1890, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1933
The Baltimore Scholars Program offers scholarships to graduates of Baltimore City Public Schools. Applicants must have resided in Baltimore City and have attended Baltimore City Public Schools for three consecutive years and must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. No separate application is required and applicants should follow the standard procedure for applying for need-based aid. There are two tiers of funding for Baltimore Scholars:
Applicants with family incomes of $80,000 or less with typical assets will receive full cost-of-attendance scholarships, covering tuition, room, board, and fees.
Applicants with family incomes between $80,000 and $150,000 with typical assets will have their family contributions capped at 10% of family income.
To be considered for the scholarship, students must:
be graduates of a Baltimore City public school or charter school
have been a Baltimore City resident and attended a Baltimore City public school or eligible charter school for at least 10th, 11th, and 12th grades
be a full-time, first-year, and first-time degree-seeking student
submit all required financial aid documents by the deadline (Note: If you would like to request a waiver for the CSS PROFILE, please contact Student Financial Services at firstname.lastname@example.org)
In addition, students’ families must meet the income eligibility requirements.
A separate application for this program is not required. Students who meet the eligibility requirements and are admitted to Johns Hopkins will automatically become a Baltimore Scholar.
Awarded on the basis of academic and personal achievement and leadership, these scholarships are awarded to less than twenty freshmen each year through the Hodson Trust. The scholarships are automatically renewed each year, provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 grade point average. The amount of the scholarship will stay constant throughout the student’s undergraduate career. All freshman applicants for admission will be considered for the Hodson Trust Scholarship. A separate application is not required. Recipients will be notified with their admissions letter.
The Karolinska Institute (KI; Swedish: Karolinska Institutet; sometimes known as the (Royal) Caroline Institute in English) is a research-led medical university in Solna within the Stockholm urban area of Sweden. It covers areas such as biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, pathology, anatomy, physiology and medical microbiology, among others. It is recognised as Sweden’s best university and one of the largest, most prestigious medical universities in the world. It is the highest ranked in all Scandinavia. The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The assembly consists of fifty professors from various medical disciplines at the university. The current rector of Karolinska Institute is Ole Petter Ottersen, who took office in August 2017.
The Karolinska Institute was founded in 1810 on the island of Kungsholmen on the west side of Stockholm; the main campus was relocated decades later to Solna, just outside Stockholm. A second campus was established more recently in Flemingsberg, Huddinge, south of Stockholm. The Karolinska Institute is consistently ranked among the top medical universities internationally in a number of ranking tables.
The Karolinska Institute offers the widest range of medical education under one roof in Sweden. Several of the programmes include clinical training or other training within the healthcare system. The close proximity of the Karolinska University Hospital and other teaching hospitals in the Stockholm area thus plays an important role during the education. Approximately 6,000 full-time students are taking educational and single subject courses at Bachelor and Master levels at the Karolinska Institute. Annually, 20 upper high school students from all over Sweden get selected to attend Karolinska’s 7-week long biomedical summer research school, informally named “SoFo”.
Biosciences and Nutrition
Cell and Molecular Biology
Clinical Science and Education, Söder Hospital
Clinical Science, Danderyd Hospital
Clinical Sciences, Intervention and Technology
Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics
Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology
Molecular Medicine and Surgery
Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
Physiology and Pharmacology
Public Health Sciences
Woman and Child Health
Rankings and reputation
The Karolinska Institute is not listed in the overall QS World University Rankings since it only ranks multi-faculty universities. However, QS does rank the Karolinska Institute in the category of Medicine, placing it as the best in Sweden, 3rd in Europe and 6th worldwide in 2020. In 2015, the QS ranked the Department of Dental Medicine 1st in the world.
According to the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the Karolinska Institute is ranked 12th worldwide and 5th in Europe in clinical, pre-clinical and other health subjects.
The 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking placed KI as 12th worldwide in Psychiatry and Psychology.
In 2019, the Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked the Karolinska Institute in 4th place worldwide for pharmacy, 5th for public health, 6th for nursing, and 21st for clinical medicine .
The university was a founding member of the League of European Research Universities.
Karolinska Institutet offers a handful of tuition fee scholarships to excellent students who have been admitted to one of our Global Master’s Programmes starting each Autumn semester. The amount of scholarships varies from year to year, but there are maximum 10 scholarships per year, spread to all the Global Master’s Programmes. The competition is fierce with approximately 1500 international students applying for the scholarship annually.
Who can apply?
To be eligible for the KI Global Master’s Scholarship you must:
have applied to one of Karolinska Institutet’s Global Master’s Programmes starting 2020
be a tuition fee paying student (from outside the EU/EEA)
have paid the application fee by 3 February 2020
fulfil the entry and documentation requirements for the programme you have applied for