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J-1 Scholars

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 to CGE. After reviewing and approving the forms and required documents, CGE will issue a DS-2019 for the scholar to apply for a J-1 visa.

Scholars will find useful information in the International Scholar’s Handbook, which includes the following information:

  • Visa application process
  • SEVIS fee
  • Immigration-related topics
  • General information about life in Knoxville and UT
  • Checklists to guide you before and after you arrive in Knoxville