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.

If you already know a professor at Kent State with whom you would like to work, please include their information in the form. An additional form that the professor needs to fill out will be automatically sent to them if you provide their email address.  If you have not yet found a professor with whom you would like to work, you will need to find one and their department must agree to host you before your application can be accepted.

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.

Please make sure to read the J-1 Scholar Pre-Arrival Checklist.

If you have any questions, please contact International Student and Scholar Services (