Host a J-1 Exchange Visitor

J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

Departments who plan to accept J-1 exchange visitors prior to November 1, 2020, must complete an exception request. Please provide a memo or email for an exception request template.  Be aware that all scholars arriving from out of the United States must quarantine for 14 days prior to coming on UNT’s campus. In your request, indicate the date of planned arrival to the United States (when quarantine will start), the date the scholar will start working on the UNT campus, and whether or not the exchange visitor will be conducting research with human subjects. The memo must be emailed to to begin the review of the request.

J-1 Exchange Visitors arriving after November 1, 2020 do not need additional approval through this exception process. This process is subject to change based on the UNT Return to Research Stage.

UNT has been designated by the U.S. Department of State to operate a J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. The Exchange Visitor (EV) Program allows international faculty, post-doctoral researchers, scientists, and other professionals to spend time at UNT participating in activities including research, lecturing, observing, consulting, and teaching. Exchange visitors can be invited for a period of 1 day to 6 months for Short-Term Exchange Visitors and 3 weeks to 5 years for Research Exchange Visitors. Please note that J-1 visas are not an appropriate fit for permanent or tenure-track positions.