Visiting Scholar Program


Application Procedures

Program Extension

Current Visiting Scholars may be eligible to extend their programs. Visiting Scholar programs are approved through the VSPA for one year at a time, and extensions beyond one year require an exceptional approval request from the faculty sponsor/PI or department chair, depending on the length of extension.

For foreign Visiting Scholars, the maximum length for extending is dependent upon the Scholar’s immigration category. For more information on the process of extending your DS-2019 and J-1 visa, please go here. For all other visa types, please consult your program sponsor.

Current Scholars that are interested in extending their program should contact CJS and their faculty sponsor/PI to discuss their intentions at least two to three months before their program will end. If approved, please submit the applicable form and required documents and payments:

a)Visiting Scholar Extension Form – Foreign scholars


Visiting Scholar Extension Form – US Citizens and Permanent Residents

b) C.V./Resume

c) Research Plan

d) Proof of Funding letter (dated from past 6 months)*
Please include copies for all J-2 dependents

e) Passport, Visa Stamp, I-94 record* (electronic copies can be made here: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home)

f) An international money order or check drawn on a U.S. bank — made payable to "U.C. Regents" — for the following fees:

Fee Description
$250 J-1 Extension Processing Fee (not required for U.S. citizens and permanent residents)
$250 J-1 Expedite Fee, if applicable (not required for U.S. citizens and permanent residents)
$1,500/2,500 University Services Fee. This entitles you to use the library facilities of the nine-campus UC library system, to audit classes with professors' permission, to use the university's wireless internet service, and to establish an e-mail account. . Visiting Scholars pay $1500 for their second year, while Visiting Student Researchers pay $2500.
$1,000 CJS Visiting Scholar Program Fee. This one-time fee covers the administrative costs of your appointment as a visiting scholar at our center. It also entitles you to certain privileges and services at CJS for the duration of your appointment.
$500 CJS Visiting Scholar Work Space Use Fee. This fee entitles you to a work space at our assigned Visiting Scholar carrel desks (depends on availability on your date of arrival) at our center for the duration of your appointment.

Financial Support

Health Insurance


Additional Information

Activities for Visiting Scholars

Partner Institutions in Japan

Former Visiting Scholars