Thank you for your interest in Kent State University. In order for our office to create an immigration document that you will need to apply for a U.S. visa, we first must have you complete our Prospective Scholar Information Form. Please be sure to read the form carefully and type the correct information as this will be used to create your immigration documents, should you be accepted to Kent State.

You may either email the completed form to International Student and Scholar Services ( or, if you already know a professor at Kent State with whom you would like to work, you may forward the form directly to that person. Please feel free to include your resume and funding information if available.

If the department agrees to host you, our office will begin the process to create a DS-2019 for you, which you would then use to apply for a J-1 visa. If you have any dependents, we would need their information at that time.