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Pre-Term is a full-time program that provides the opportunity for incoming students to get a jump-start on their study of economics, quantitative reasoning, or English. Students can re-acclimate to the academic world while meeting fellow classmates, deans, and recent alumni during informal events.

Pre-term at SAIS Europe provides students the opportunity to settle into Bologna early, learn some Italian, and fulfill part of their economics or quantitative reasoning requirement. For non-native English-speaking students, it is an ideal time to improve English skills, particularly academic writing, before starting the year. In addition, pre-term affords students returning to university the chance to re-acclimate to the academic world while meeting fellow classmates and professors.

Global Career Services offers more than 35 highly marketable Professional Skills Courses each year, including several online courses which are also available during the summer and the winter inter-session.  Courses taught on campus are open to current students, and to alumni on a space-available basis. 

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Student and Academic Handbook, also known as "The Red Book," is a compilation of policies, regulations and procedures for students.

Please click the link above for more information about the registration bidding process, acquiring transcrips and diplomas, loan deferrment information, academic calendars, veterans benefits, exam information, and more.

SAIS serves as a nexus of scholarship in international relations. The school’s research centers tap the expertise of the faculty while drawing on insights from outside scholars. The centers enrich classroom learning, provide a forum for students to meet decision-makers and encounter the policy process, and offer internship and part-time job opportunities.

Through the school's Initiatives, Institutes, and Research Centers, students have access to policymakers and the opportunity to work directly in the policymaking process. Research institutes endeavor to combine intellectual rigor and policy relevance through research, publications, and seminars that offer insights into the interplay among the political, diplomatic, and analytical worlds. Many of the institutes' programs are open to the broader attract leaders of the foreign policy communities.

The Robert H. Evans Library occupies a wing of the building and seats more than 115 in its large study rooms. The library contains a specialized collection of more than 85,000 volumes – one of continental Europe's richest English-language collections on international relations. Holdings are concentrated in the fields of international affairs, international economics, European history and politics, and international law. SAIS Europe students and faculty also have access to many specialized academic online databases.

The Russian Program is a professionally-oriented program for graduate students of Russian international and domestic politics, socioeconomics and national security.

SAIS Perspectives is an annual publication of the International Development program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. The publication provides a forum for discussion of critical, cutting-edge topics with the goal of proposing innovative ways of thinking about the practice and policy of international development.

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