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Office of International Programs

J-1 Professors and Research Scholars

Minot State University is authorized to issue DS-2019 forms for the following Exchange Visitor categories:

  • J-1 Professor – A Professor is an individual who is primarily at MSU to teach. A Professor may also conduct research. The minimum visit as a Professor is 3 weeks. The maximum stay is 5 years.

  • J-1 Research Scholar – A Research Scholar is an individual who is primarily at MSU to conduct research. A Research Scholar may also teach. The minimum visit for a Research Scholar is 3 weeks. The maximum stay is 5 years.

  • J-1 Short-Term Scholar – A Short-Term Scholar is an individual who is at MSU to teach, research, observe, consult, conduct training, or demonstrate special skills. The minimum stay for a Short-Term Scholar is 1 day, and the maximum stay is 6 months (there are no possibilities for an extension).

    The Short-Term Scholar category may be used by individuals who are ineligible for the Professor or Research Scholar categories because of the 24-Month Bar Rule.

    » Application Process
    » Maintaining Status
    » Insurance Requirement
    » 212 (e): Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement
    » Dependents
    » Rights and Protections for Temporary Workers



Page last updated  July 31, 2015