Visiting Researcher and Scholar Application Form


Personal Information

(with country and area codes)

Research Plan

Please provide the following information in the space provided:

(maximum 200 words)
(maximum 1000 words)

Faculty Sponsorship

Every Visiting Researcher or Scholar must have a faculty sponsor while in residence.

Faculty profiles may be found here:


The Immigration Services  unit of the University of Georgia requires that Visiting Researchers and Scholars demonstrate support in the amount of at least $1,580 per month during the intended research stay. 

English Proficiency

The U.S. Department of State requires that Visiting Researchers and Scholars seeking to obtain a J-1 (visiting scholar) visa satisfy the Department’s English proficiency requirement. Accordingly, please answer these questions related to English proficiency:

If none of these situations applies, you will be contacted regarding other means to demonstrate English proficiency.


Application Fee: $100 (pay online below)

You will receive instructions on how to pay these fees upon acceptance in the program.

Immigration Fees

Dean Rusk International Law Center Confirmation Fee

  • $500 for a stay of one month or less
  • $1,400 for a stay of 1 - 12 months

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