J-1 students and scholars require a DS-2019 to enter and remain in the United States. They have been selected by an exchange visitor program sponsor and require a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa if outside the United States.
The J-1 Exchange Visitor category was developed to implement the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act (Fulbright-Hayes Act) of 1961. The overall purpose of that Act, and the objective of the Exchange Visitor category, is "to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges."
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J-1 Scholars and Professors
If you would like to apply for a DS-2019 please complete the following form: Application for DS-2019 » Incomplete forms will not be processed.
If you are an exchange student please fully complete the following form: Application for J-1 Exchange Student » Incomplete forms will not be processed.
If your spouse and or child(ren) will accompany you to the United States, please complete the J-2 Dependent Application for each individual. The link above consists of the instructions, as well as the application. Please return this application to our office by mail, fax or e-mail.
Housing and Residence Life
Find information about housing options on-campus and general campus life information for Seton Hall University.Important Documents
New International Student and Scholar Handbook
This handbook outlines academic requirements, immigration regulations, and support services available at Seton Hall University for new and continuing international students. This packet also includes information about life in the United States and general South Orange information.
Pre-Arrival Information for J-1 Exchange Visitors
This information is important for exchange students arriving at Seton Hall University. It provides information about insurance, payments and other requirements.
Pre-Arrival Information for J-1 Visiting Professors and Scholars
This information is important for exchange students arriving at Seton Hall University. It provides information about insurance, requirements, and dependents.