Program Extension for J Scholars


J-1 Scholars at Kent State are eligible for a program extension if they meet the following requirements:

1. You have not reached the maximum length of participation:

  • Short Term Scholars: Maximum of 6 months
  • Research Scholars and Professors: Maximum of 5 years
  • Specialists: Maximum of 1 year

2. Proof of finances:

  • At least $1400 per month, and
  • $450 per month for the first dependent, $250 per month for each additional dependent

3. Approval from hosting faculty member

If you meet the above requirements, please complete the J-1 Scholar Program Extension Form found here. Once both you and your hosting faculty member have signed the form, make an appointment with an ISSS advisor and bring the form and your proof of finances to your appointment.