Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)


Dear Members of the Oxford International Relations Society,

I am contacting you on behalf of The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). We are looking for bright and motivated students interested in international relations to join our class of 2017-2018.

If you are interested in learning about our programs and meeting our students and alumni, I would like to take this moment to invite you to a few events taking place in London and in Bologna, which may be of interest to you. See below.

On Saturday, November 19 , SAIS will be holding an information session at the Austrian Ambassador's Residence in London, followed by a cocktail reception with SAIS alumni and a panel discussion on  The Implications of the US Elections. This event is free for prospective students. If you would like to attend this event, please register here.

On Monday, November 21, the SAIS Admissions team will be holding informational chats in the evening at the Grosvenor House: JW Marriott Hotel in London. If you would like to meet with the SAIS Admissions team, please send us an email at Email:

On Monday, December 5, SAIS Europe will hold its annual Open Day event in Bologna, Italy. Open Day is an opportunity for prospective students to visit the SAIS Europe campus. During the day-long event visitors meet current students and faculty and attend classes. For more information, please visit our homepage.

As you may know, Johns Hopkins SAIS is an American graduate school that offers one- and two-year advanced degrees in international relations, economics and global risk. Our mission is to educate and prepare the next generation of global leaders in government, the private sector, multilateral institutions, and the nonprofit sector to solve multifaceted 21st century global challenges through a curriculum strongly rooted in a study of international relations, economics, and regional studies.

The school has three competitive advantages: location, reach, and platform. Our principal locations in Washington, D.C., Europe, and Asia afford us many advantages unavailable to peer institutions, giving our graduates a unique edge in today’s multi-polar and technology-driven environment. Over 18,000 SAIS alumni in 140 countries provide an invaluable professional network for our graduates.

The SAIS Europe campus is located in Bologna, Italy. We have just welcomed the incoming class, comprised of over 200 students of 40 nationalities. We provide substantial financial aid and encourage applications from candidates from all academic and cultural backgrounds. While our admissions process is merit-based and selective, we consider for admission anyone with a university degree and competency in English.

This year in particular, we are excited to welcome students to our first inaugural class of the Master of Arts in Global Risk (MAGR). This is a 13-month, cohort-based program at the SAIS Europe campus.. The MAGR builds on our the strengths in interdisciplinary analysis by introducing students to the broad array of concepts and tools from the social sciences that are necessary to undertake sophisticated political risk analysis.  Students in this program complete a capstone project in the form of a client-based practicum or original thesis.

Below are important dates again for your reference:

I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you at one of our events. (If you are interested in attending any of the events above, don’t forget to register.)

In the meantime, I wish you continued success in your studies.

Should you have any questions about SAIS or the US graduate school admissions process, please feel free to contact us at SAIS Europe Admissions Office

Kind regards,

Daniela F. Coleman