Visiting Scholars Program Application

Thank you for your interest in the Visiting Scholars Program at the Washington College of Law. Please take a moment to read through this information before filling out the application. In addition to the information requested below, you will be required to submit a number of documents with your application; all required documents may be submitted on this form as PDF uploads.

  • American University Exchange Visitor Form
  • A clear copy of your passport (if you plan to bring your family, please upload a copy of each family member's passport)
  • CV or resume
  • A statement of research objectives. Please indicate where you learned about WCL’s International Visiting Scholars Program.
  • A letter of reference from an employer or institution
  • Official score report from English proficiency test (only the following tests are acceptable: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson, SAT Critical Reading Test or Cambridge Test of English)
  • Proof of financial funds: statement from a bank attesting funds available in your account, scholarship letter, letter of employer confirming salary payment during time away. A minimum of $1,600/month must be available to meet the estimated minimum expenses. Exchange Visitors must submit current bank statements or other financial documents verifying their ability to support themselves (and dependents, if applicable) for the duration of their stay in the United States. If the J-1 applicant will be accompanied by dependents, additional support will be required: $5,500/year minimum for spouse, $4,000/year for each child.
  • A $65 application fee

PLEASE NOTE: Your application will not be considered complete unless ALL documents are submitted with the application.

Personal Information
Current Address
Permanent Address
Professional Information
(1024 characters max.)
(1024 characters max.)

All documents must be uploaded in PDF format.

*If you plan to bring family, you will need to upload copies of each family member's passport as well. Please combine all passport copies into a single document and upload below.

Exchange Visitor Form:
Statement of Research Objectives:
Letter of Reference from Employer or Institution:
Letter of Reference from Employer or Institution:
English proficiency score report (see above for more information):
Payment Method

Upon submission of this registration form, you will be taken to a page with details on how to proceed with credit card payment for the $65 application fee.


Please take a moment to review the information on this form before submitting. Once you are sure all your information is correct, please click the "Submit" button below. You will then be taken to another form where you may pay the $65 application fee by credit card. You will also receive an email with a link to the fee payment form should you wish to pay the application fee at another time. However, please note, your application will not be considered complete until you pay the application fee.