Information for Visiting Scholars

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New Jersey City University is authorized by the US State Department to host visiting scholars, including professors and researchers. NJCU departments wishing to sponsor a visitor should do the following: 

  1. Communicate with the the Office of International Programs regarding the details of the proposed visit.

  2. Have the visitor submit a brief outline of proposed activities, funding source, and CV.

  3. Department Chair, Dean of College and Provost must approve the request.

  4. Have the visitor prepare the Faculty Data Form and other documents (below).

  5. Determine what privileges the visitor will have (copier access, library, office space, etc).

  6. Note: The Office for International Programs cannot provide assistance with housing for exchange scholars. Sponsoring faculty will be responsible for finding  accommodations for the visitors they invite.

  7. The Office for International Programs will issue a form DS2019 and provide guidance in applying for a "J1" visa.

Visiting Scholars: Please prepare Documents for Visiting Scholars:

English Proficiency Requirement for Exchange Visitors 
The US State Department requires that all J visa exchange visitors have a level of English appropriate for their activities in the United States. Candidates for J visas can satisfy this requirement by submitting to NJCU test results from TOEFL, IELTS, etc. NJCU will also ask candidates to participate in a Skype interview.

Insurance Requirement 
Exchange Visitors with J-1 visas are required to have health insurance that meets  standards set out by the US State Department for the duration of their visit to the United States. An exchange visitor's program will be terminated if they do not maintain insurance. Insurance may be purchased in the home country or in the US. Proof of insurance is required within 30 days of the start of the exchange visitor's program. Insurance coverage must contain: 

  1. Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness;

  2. Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000;

  3. Medical evacuation coverage in the amount of $50,000; and

  4. Deductibles not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.​

Visiting Delegations
NJCU welcomes delegations for the purpose of developing partnerships or for professional training. Criteria for hosting visiting groups can be found here: Criteria for hosting international students (pdf)