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 (Effective Jan. 1, 2015, program fee is $1000 per month or $10,000 per year), 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.

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.

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