The purpose of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is to promote international educational and cultural exchange, in order to develop mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries. OGS Scholar Services sponsors J-1 Exchange Visitors participating in academic research, teaching and consulting at NYU. The J-1 is often used for scholars with official appointments such as visiting faculty, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars, as well as other temporary academic appointments. The J-1 visa cannot be used for tenure-track or tenured appointments. For more information on the Exchange Visitor Program, please visit the Department of State website.
NYU sponsors foreign nationals for J-1 Exchange Visitor visas in the following categories: Professor, Research Scholar, Specialist, and Short-term Scholar.
- Professor and Research Scholar: The length of stay is limited to five years, including any previous continuous time spent at other institutions.
- Short-term Scholar: The length of stay is limited to six months, including any previous continuous time spent at other institutions.
- Specialist: The length of stay is limited to one year, including any previous continuous time spent at other institutions. (Rarely used)