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These are some of the more common visa categories that International Programs will use to support international employees and international scholars that needs visa support. The support process is always initiated by the KU hosting / hiring department.
J-1 Research Scholar / Professor
Maximum stay of 5 years.
Primarily used for visiting scholars, postdoctoral researchers and visiting faculty.
Applicant must demonstrate sustained national and/or international acclaim and recognition for achievements.
Must be a KU employee.
Coming to KU to conduct research
If you have secured your own funding from an outside source (i.e. your home government, an international organization, your home university, etc.) and you would like to come to the University of Kansas to conduct research you must have a KU professor who is willing to host or sponsor you during your time at KU. The visa sponsorship process is started by the KU professor or department.
To find a KU professor willing to host your research program, please contact academic unit or research centers directly. Let them know if you already have funding to come to the United States.