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Thank you for your interest in SAIS Bologna.

Below is the link to our online application system. Please take time to read the instructions before you start filling out your application. As you work on your application, you will be able to store your work and come back to it later, before finally submitting the application when it is complete.

Please keep in mind that SAIS has admissions officers handling different pools of applicants:

  • Applications from non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents wishing to start in Bologna, Italy, are managed by the SAIS Bologna Admissions Office in Bologna.
  • Applications from U.S. citizens/permanent residents wishing to start in Bologna are managed by the SAIS DC Admissions Office in Washington.

Application instructions

English language requirements

Start your online application

The deadline for non-U.S. applicants wishing to start at SAIS Bologna is January 7.

The decision process
Your application will be reviewed by the SAIS Bologna Admissions Committee, which will take into account your entire dossier and, for non-U.S. citizens, an interview with a faculty member or senior staff member.
Admissions decisions are normally taken in mid- April. The decisions will be communicated to applicants via the online system.

Information for incoming students
Admitted candidates will receive details of the curriculum, academic requirements, pre-term courses and other aspects of the program. Admission letters include details of financial aid awards, where applicable. A guidebook, Information for Incoming Students, helps prepare students for their Bologna experience.

Spring semester
Applications for admission at mid-year (second semester) are considered on a space-available basis and are due by November 1. If no spaces are available, spring semester applications may be rolled over to the following fall if the candidate wishes. No financial aid is available for spring admission.

Non-discrimination policy
The Johns Hopkins University admits students of any race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status to all of the rights, privileges, programs, benefits and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in any program or activity, including the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs or in employment. Accordingly, the University does not take into consideration personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions page.