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Study with Purpose
A Distinctive Academic Experience
A Unique Partnership in China

Through a rigorous and intellectually rewarding curriculum, Johns Hopkins SAIS prepares students to address multifaceted challenges facing the world today.

SAIS Europe offers perspectives on a wide set of critical global debates with the most incisive minds in the region.

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is a one-of-a-kind educational collaboration between the two universities.

A Global Presence
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A Global Presence, an International Perspective

A division of The Johns Hopkins University, 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. Our strategic campus locations in Washington, DC, Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China, provide opportunities to ensure students gain a truly global perspective. We not only teach about the world, we are in the world.

For seven decades, students have distinguished themselves by pursuing academic excellence in international relations. The school was established in Washington, DC, in 1943, opened its campus in Bologna, Italy, in 1955 and in 1986 initiated one of the first Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China in Nanjing.

The school's mission is to provide an interdisciplinary professional education that prepares a diverse graduate student body for internationally related positions of responsibility; to foster research, scholarship and cross-cultural exchange; and to contribute knowledge, expertise and leadership to the global community.

A Johns Hopkins SAIS education combines the academic depth of a graduate school with the practical policy focus of a professional school. Graduates are known for their interdisciplinary breadth and solid foundation in economics—prerequisites for a successful career in international relations. The result: innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic and cultural expertise to confront complex global challenges.

Our intimate and supportive learning community—diverse individuals of vision, intellect and creativity with a common commitment to positive change—will inspire you to explore your interests and ultimately make a difference in the world.


Washington, DC
Washington, DC Office of Admissions
1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
SAIS Europe
Office of Admissions
via Beniamino Andreatta, 3 (formerly via Belmeloro, 11)
40126 Bologna, Italy
Nanjing, China
Office of Admissions
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036