Visiting Scholars Admitted Visiting Scholars
Once you are accepted by the program, $800 deposit (nonrefundable) must be paid to secure your slot in the program.
The UW School of Law works with the International Scholars Operations (ISO) office to issue your “Certificate of Eligibility” DS2019, which costs $562 (new rate effective July 14, 2023) per person. This document is needed to apply for a J visa through your local U.S. embassy. Any accompanying family members in J-2 status also need a DS2019 document, so please pay for all J-1 and J-2 participants now.
We need to receive your deposit payment and DS2019 processing fee reimbursement to the UW School of Law before we can move ahead with your visiting scholar appointment.
Amended DS2019 Reissue Fee
The UW School of Law works with the International Scholars Operations (ISO) office to issue your “Certificate of Eligibility” DS2019, which costs $105 (effective July 14, 2023) to reissue. Pay the DS2019 Reissue fee.
After you make your payments, please send the following documents to email@example.com.
- J1 Intake Form
- Academic HR Appointment Agreement
- Workplace Misconduct Attestation (Sexual Misconduct Declaration, or SMD)
- Read the program director's message explaining the required attestation process
- Once you have returned the J1 intake form and AHR agreement to firstname.lastname@example.org, you will receive an email from Ideal-Logic with instructions for answering the SMD questions.
- Provide information related to all current and past employment/appointment at postsecondary educational institutions.
Visas for Studying in the United States
All international visiting scholars at the University of Washington who are not U.S. citizens must maintain a valid visa status for the duration of their visit (limited exceptions apply). Upon acceptance, the Visiting Scholars Program Coordinator and the UW Office of International Scholars (ISO) will assist the scholar in obtaining the documents (DS-2019 form) necessary in order to request a J-1 visa. For more information, please check the University of Washington J-1 Reference Guide.