Services for International Employees & Scholars

J-1 Extension

If the department wishes to extend the stay of a visiting scholar, they may request an extension of the visiting scholar’s J-1 status.  The KU department request must be submitted through iHawk. The following conditions must be met before an extension can be approved.

  • The program must not extend beyond the maximum duration (6 months to 5 years depending on the J scholar category).
  • The program activity (research activity or teaching activity) will not change.
  • Scholar must provide proof of additional financial support covering the full extension time period.
  • Scholar must provide proof of health insurance coverage for extension time period.

International Calendar

Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises three units: the Intensive English Program, Short-term Programs, and KU Outreach Programs.
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times