INTERNATIONAL STUDENT & SCHOLAR SERVICES

J-1 SCHOLARS

University of Oregon J-1 Exchange Visitor Program for Visiting Professors and Research Scholars

The University of Oregon's hosts over 250 visiting scholars - including professors, researchers, and short-term scholars - each year from around the world. These researchers, lecturers and professors bring a wide range of expertise and experience to our campus and contribute to the University's mission and academic objectives.

Eligiblity

The University's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program sponsors visiting professors and research scholars to engage in teaching, research, and other academic activities. Eligibility for the Exchange Visitor Program requires either (a) a UO contract for temporary employment as a visiting professor, instructor, or researcher; or (b) a UO courtesy appointment as an unpaid visiting scholar hosted by a UO academic department. Persons hired to permanent employment (e.g., tenure-track faculty, career instructor, and career research scientist) positions are not eligible for participation in the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and should review our H-1B Faculty page instead.

Short-Term Visitors

J-1 Exchange Visitor status is available for academic activities (teaching / research) connected to a UO department. In general, activities should be a minimum of three weeks. Persons who will receive honoraria and/or expense reimbursement for academic activities lasting not more than nine (9) days may be eligible instead to come to the UO on a B-1/B-2 visitor's visa or a WB/WT visa waiver. Please review the information on our B-1 / B-2 web page for more information.

 

J-1 Exchange Visitor Program: Procedures

New Scholars

The first step in becoming a visiting scholar is to contact the UO academic department that best matches your area of specialization. Your UO academic department will assist with the documents needed to apply as a visiting scholar.

Continuing Scholars

If you are currently at the UO as a visiting researcher, scholar or professor, you may contact International Affairs for immigration advising and referrals to campus and community resources.

UO Departments: Inviting International Scholars

Departments interested in inviting a visiting scholar the the UO can contact International Affairs for information about visas and to process the neccessary paperwork for immigration.

 

Other Information

 J-2 Employment Information

J-2 Dependents are eligible to apply for employment authorization.  Please see the link above for information about the application procedure.

Additional Information 

 Costs

 SEVIS Information

 Employee Rights and Information

Location

United States
15° 27' 13.248" S, 41° 39' 36.5616" E