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Hosting International Scholars

Assistance for Host Departments

OISS supports Northwestern's departments as they sponsor international visitors and employees with the visa process.

Where to start?

Please consult the international scholar visa options guide for guidance in determining the appropriate visa category for the scholar you wish to host in your department. That page will connect you with the appropriate steps and forms related to the desired visa category.
Visa Options Guide

Questions can be directed to Cara Lawson, Assistant Director of Scholar Services.

Compare Visa Types, Fees and Processing times

For International Scholars