Scholar Eligibility

Download Our Guide. ECU International Visiting Scholars: Guidance and Instructions for Host Departments

Basic overview of Eligibility Requirements

  1. A Bachelor’s degree is a minimum requirement for international visiting scholars.
  2. English proficiency for J-1 Scholars from countries where English is not the official language must be evaluated and approved by the hosting Department.
  3. Sufficient financial support is required for a J-1 Scholar. J-2 dependents who accompany the J-1 require additional funding. The minimum amounts required are:
J-1 Exchange VisitorJ-2 Dependent SpouseJ-2 Dependent Child(ren)
$1,850 USD/month$500 USD/month$350 USD/month per child
  1. Health and accident insurance coverage that meets the federal guidelines is mandatory for all J-1 Scholars and their J-2 dependents while they are in the U.S.
  2. The Visiting Scholar must have an ECU faculty supervisor for the duration of their stay.

Please review our Guidance and Instructions for Host Departments for more detailed information and steps to invite a visiting scholar.