Visiting Scholars

Thank you for your interest in becoming an exchange scholar. In order to start the process, we will need the following information:

1. An Updated CV/Resume
that includes your teaching and work experience.
2. A Letter of Intent
that outlines the purpose of your stay at Murray State University.
3. Financial Statement
This should be a letter from your university showing sufficient funds or a certified bank statement. You must show funds that total $1,000 a month for each month at Murray State University plus $200 per month for each dependent that will accompany you.
4. Completed DS-2019 Information Form
Please complete and submit this Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status, which is a Department of State controlled document that can only be produced through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Scholar Handbook
This handbook answers frequently asked questions.

Once we receive this information, we will contact the appropriate department to see if they are able to host you during your stay. Once a commitment is received, we will send you an information packet with the appropriate visa documents that you will take to your visa interview.



If you have any questions, contact us today!

Bill McKibben
Director for International Student Enrollment and Retention
Misty Brown
International Student Advisor
Office Address:
174 Woods Hall
Murray, Kentucky, USA 42071
Coordinates: 36.612858, -88.320554