Visiting Scholars Admissions and Application

Admission to the Visiting Scholars Program is highly competitive. An appointment as a Visiting Scholar requires a formal faculty approval and is not automatic.

We require a 3-5 page detailed description of the applicant’s proposed research project and its relevance for educational, policy or practice purposes.

We also require two letters of recommendation assessing the applicant’s suitability for this kind of research project.

Tuition and Fees

Visiting Scholars pay a fee (currently $8,000 per annum or $800 per month), which covers the costs of their visit, access to Law School and library facilities and resources, and other Visiting Scholars Program scholarly and social activities. An additional separate fee applies to process J-1/DS-2019 visa documents through the UW International Scholars Office (ISO). The current ISO DS-2019 processing fee is $215 per person, and a $45 fee to reissue DS-2019 (for date changes etc').

We accept and prefer payment by credit card. If you wish to pay by money order, travelers checks (exact amount) or personal check, please coordinate in advance of your orientation. No cash please.

Fee waivers will be available in limited circumstances and are generally limited to legal academics and professionals invited by Law School faculty and centers to engage in research projects at the Law School each year. Invitees are subject to UW visa processing fees.

Resources

Contact Us

Visiting Scholars Program
University of Washington School of Law
William H. Gates Hall, Room 443
Box 353020
4293 Memorial Way
Seattle, WA 98195-3020
(206) 543-8459

Last updated 7/29/2014