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The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students a truly international perspective on today’s critical issues.

The Academic Procedures Manual, also known as "The Red Book," is a compilation of policies, regulations and procedures for SAIS students. 

SAIS students combine the study of international economics with key policy areas of global concern that span the world's pivotal regions. Our students are innovative thinkers and problem solvers, and leave well equipped to deal with global challenges.

A SAIS degree represents excellence in international relations, and our graduates are in great demand. Economics knowledge, analytical abilities, regional expertise, diplomatic skills, language proficiency, and the capacity to apply theory to real-world problems give our students a distinct professional advantage.

We are a community of 17,000 strong with alumni residing in international centers such as Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Sao Paulo, New York, Boston, San Francisco and in Washington, D.C. Stay connected with each other and with the SAIS community.

The Arabic program is designed to enable students of international affairs to pursue successful careers in the Foreign Service or other governmental, private or international agencies, or in fields such as journalism, business, finance, and education.

The initiative serves as a platform for high-level academic research and policy discussion that engages major economic and political issues relating to the processes of globalization, incl. international trade, finance, labor, technology, and governance.

To help you in planning for the costs associated with your education, and for the cost of attendance for the upcoming academic year.

SAIS Europe is distinguished by strong faculty-student relationships, vigorous debate and a cohesive social and intellectual community. Exposure to contrasting European and U.S. perspectives on global issues offers a distinctive academic pairingmaking for an extraordinarily enriching experience.

Burmese is one of four Southeast Asian languages offered at SAIS. It is offered at levels based on students' needs and demands.


Hopkins-Nanjing Center

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies (HNC) opened in 1986 as a one-of-a-kind educational collaboration between The Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University.

Keep the Connection

Prepared for leadership by their SAIS education and committed to serve, SAIS graduates are finding innovative and successful solutions to critical global issues.