Coronavirus Information:
Bradley University will continue on-campus, in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester with limited restrictions.

Hosting Scholars

Visiting international scholars are usually researchers or professors in their home countries who come to collaborate on research or teaching programs with Bradley University departments; they may be hired as employees of Bradley or they may be visitors representing their universities abroad in a professional capacity for meetings at Bradley.

Most international scholars are invited to Bradley as:

  • Exchange Visitors (J-1 Visa)
  • Temporary Workers in a Specialty Position (H-1B Visa)

The visa type that is most appropriate depends on the purpose and activities of a scholar’s visit. See the chart below for details. If a B Tourist visa is more appropriate, see Inviting Visitors.

Visa Categories and Purpose of Visit

Purpose of Visit Visa Requirements Consult with OISSS
Share technologies in a particular field or train Bradley on equipment B, J-1 Yes
Collaborate with Bradley regarding a particular field or participate in a joint research project J-1 Yes
Consult with Bradley subject matter experts or conduct research with no benefits to Bradley B No
Teach or lecture to Bradley students B, J-1, H-1B Yes
To consult with business associates as a subcontractor to Bradley B No
To volunteer at a lab at Bradley J-1 Yes
To attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention/conference or seminar program B No
To visit campus as a prospective student or postdoc B No