Visa Information for International Students

Due to the nature of this short-term program, admitted students will be issued DS-2019 documents by the University of Chicago, and should request J-1 non-degree visiting student visas from U.S. embassies/consulates abroad. If you have any further questions regarding the J-1 status, please visit the OIA website or contact the International Student Advisor for the Harris School, Mischa Kasperan, at

Obtaining a visa can take months based on different scenarios. In order to ensure that you arrive in the U.S. before the program starts, we highly encourage you to apply for the J-1 visa as soon as possible.