OISS helps to promote international education and cultural exchange through the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. If you are interested in hosting a visiting scholar from overseas, please read the information below.
- Overview of the Program
- Guide for Inviting Visiting Scholars
- Application Instructions
- Immigration Rights & Responsibilities
- Pre-Arrival Newsletter
- Health Insurance Requirements
- Bringing Dependents
- Employment Authorization for J-2 Dependents
- Extending the Stay of a J-1 Exchange Visitor
- 2-Year Home Residency Requirement
Prospective International Faculty & Scholars
J-1 status is used for professors, research scholars, and short-term scholars for temporary participation in approved programs of teaching and research. Postdocs, lecturers, and visiting researchers are all eligible to apply for a J-1 visa. If you would like to visit UNH as an International Scholar, you will need to find a UNH Sponsor.
H-1B status is for non-immigrant employees in a “specialty occupation,” where the position requires at a minimum a bachelor's degree. The H-1B has minimum wage requirements that must be met by the employing department/unit and requires the filing of a Labor Condition Application (LCA) with the Department of Labor (DOL) prior to filing an H-1B petition with USCIS. Departments/units at UNH sponsor employees who have full-time teaching and/or research appointments for which secure funding is available.