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J-1 Scholar


University of Colorado Denver is an official program sponsor for the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program as authorized by the Department of State. The broad purpose of the J-1 program is to promote international educational and cultural exchange, in order to develop mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

Under the Department of State’s authorization, CU Denver is permitted to offer prospective exchange visitors opportunities for study and research. The CU Denver J-1 program is appropriate for:

  • Basic scientists of all academic ranks
  • Post-doctoral fellows performing a specified research program
  • Physicians who are not involved in any direct patient care and do not have any form of contact with patients. An official agreement signed by the faculty sponsor, the department chair, and the prospective J-1 scholar attests that there will be no direct patient care or patient contact. A specified research program objective must be detailed in the letter of agreement.


The Department of State allows CU Denver to use the following titles when issuing J-1 scholar 


  • Visiting Professor  (3 weeks to 5 Years)
  • Research Scholar  (3 weeks to 5 Years)
  • Short Term Scholar (1 day to 6 Months)
  • Specialist  (3 week to 1 year)
  • Student Intern (3 weeks to 1 year)

CU Denver also hosts Fulbright scholars, ECFMG Alien Physicians, and Postdoctoral Fellows.

For more information about J-1 Scholars see the J-1 Overview, and for additional information about our updated English Proficiency Policy click here.

For Departure of a J-1, please complete the J-1 Departure Form.

 Inviting a J-1 Scholar​

 Inviting a J-1 Postdoctoral Scholars

 Inviting a J-1 Student Intern

 Request for J-1 Scholar Extension/Amendment

 Request a Change of Status to J-1 Scholar

 Request J-1 Scholar Transfer In

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