Financial Aid

Graduate students are supported using funds from an NIH training grant, the university teaching assistant budget, and the research grants of their major professor. Support for the 2020-2021 year includes a stipend of $33,551.88, a full tuition scholarship, and an individual health plan.

Current fees:

  • Tuition: $57,010
  • Health Insurance: $2,416

Students are encouraged to apply for fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Applications for these fellowships can be obtained on the appropriate websites:

Vivien Thomas PhD Scholars

The Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative (VTSI) is a new endowed fellowship program at Johns Hopkins for PhD students in STEM fields. It provides full tuition, stipend, and benefits while also providing targeted mentoring, networking, community, and professional development opportunities. Students who have attended a historically black college and university (HBCU) or other minority serving institution (MSI) for undergraduate study are eligible to apply. More information about the VTSI program is available at this link:

To be considered for the VTSI, all application and supplementary materials must be received by December 1, 2021.

Dr. Vivian Thomas
Dr. Vivian Thomas