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Application for NorthStar Visiting Faculty

If you are interested in participating in the NorthStar Visiting Scholars Academy, please complete the following items and send to Josefina Li, Northstar Visiting Scholars Academy Coordinator:

  • A completed Visiting Scholar Information/Application form.
  • A copy of your passport information page with your photograph (Include passport information page for every dependent child that will accompany you as well)
  • Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Your plan of visit (An essay explaining the purpose of your visit, your professional goals, lectures to give, classes to observe)
  • A letter of financial support from your university or government
  • A personal bank statement (If you are funded by your university or government, then the equivalent of $3,500 USD per semester, $10,000 USD per year in CNY is sufficient to cover food, medical insurance, super fee, and other personal expenses. )
    • $5,000 USD additional financial certification is required for the first dependent child and $3,000 USD for each dependent thereafter if your dependents will accompany you.
  • A completed and signed Visiting Scholar General Policies Agreement
  • Documentation of English-language proficiency
  • Personal Video Interview (will be scheduled after receiving all other application materials)

The application form can be downloaded below. See the Program Elements page for more information.

If your application is approved, we will issue an offer letter of program details and acknowledgement to you. If you accept the offer by signing the acknowledgement, we will issue a DS2019 form, which you will use to apply for a J visa.