In order to become a J-1 Scholar or Intern at the University of Tennessee, a scholar must be hosted by a UT department. The host-department will be responsible for submitting a J-1 scholar request form and/or J-1 intern request form to CIE. After reviewing and approving the forms and required documents, CIE will issue a DS-2019 for the scholar to apply for a J-1 visa. Scholars will find more useful information using the links below or the menu on the left side of the page.
- Check-in and Orientation – All new international scholars are required to check-in with CIE and highly encouraged to attend the International Scholar Orientation.
- Health Insurance Requirements – Scholars are required by the Department of State to maintain health insurance during their full length of stay in the US.
- Housing – This link will provide you with information on renting apartments in Knoxville.
- Pre-arrival Information – This link will provide you with information as you prepare to arrive in Knoxville. It includes information on visa application process, SEVIS fee, and general Knoxville information.
- Visa Waiver Program