J-1 Exchange Visitors

UNT welcomes more than 100 J-1 exchange visitors to campus each year.

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.

J-1 Exchange Visitors are visiting researchers, professors or specialists from countries outside of the U.S. These exchange visitors have been approved to enter the United States for a specific purpose and specified length of time. The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State to promote the mutual and collaborative international educational exchange of expertise, teaching and research. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, UNT is not accepting applications for new J-1 exchange visitors in the professor/researcher categories until after July 1, 2020.

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