Visiting Scholar Program
The Center for Korea Studies accepts ten to twelve scholars annually to conduct research at the University of Washington. Visiting Scholars are encouraged to use the extensive collections of the University of Washington library system and other university research facilities, and to meet and work with the faculty of the Jackson School for International Studies and the university in general. The Visiting Scholar Program provides an excellent opportunity to join in the academic life of the university community as well as to experience life in the diverse communities of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
Visiting Scholars are those who have been granted leave and financial support to pursue research while they continue full-time employment at their home institution. Such scholars may visit the University of Washington for a period of six months to one year, for the purpose of research and interaction with students and scholars on campus. The Center for Korea Studies has no office space to offer, but can sponsor a limited number of visas and provide for access to University of Washington research and recreational facilities. Visiting Scholars are strongly encouraged to both attend and present their research at Center of Korea Studies colloquia offered throughout the academic year.
Resources for Prospective and Current Visiting Scholars
- 시애틀 방문학자 모임
- UW Recreational Sports
- Commuter Services
- UW Housing Services
- Assigned Carrels and Study Rooms
- UW Car Rental Services
The Korea Studies Program has no office space to offer, but can sponsor a limited number of visas, and provide for access to such University of Washington institutions as the library. In recent years demand has exceeded our capacity and we have had to limit the number we accept. Scholars who wish to apply for visiting status must apply at least 3 months before their intended start dates. Applications with start dates within 3 months of applying will not be processed. They should also provide us with (1) a CV, (2) an affidavit of support from their institution, (3) a plan of study, and (4) a nonrefundable application fee of $200. Please note: Applications will not be reviewed until all required materials and the application fee have been received.
Materials should be sent to:
Center for Korea Studies
Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholars should plan to apply a minimum of three months before they would like to arrive. Evaluations take several weeks.
Application fee ($200, non-refundable): A check for $200 paid to University of Washington must be sent by mail to Center for Korea Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, Box 353650, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 U.S.A. No application will be considered if this fee is not paid.
DS-2019 processing fee: $260 per person. Extensions: A $260 processing fee per person is required for extensions. Visiting scholar fee payment required when applying for DS-2019.
Visiting Scholars from Academic Institutions: The Center for Korea Studies will assess a fee of $3,000 per year to Visiting Scholars who possess a PhD and hold a teaching or research position at an academic institution (university, graduate school) before the visa can be processed. Extensions: A $3,000 visiting scholar fee is required for extensions.
Visiting Scholars from Non-academic institutions: The Center for Korea Studies will assess a fee of $8,000 per year to Visiting Scholars from non-academics, journalists, government officials, and researchers at government and private institutions before the visa can be processed. Extensions: A $8,000 visiting scholar fee is required for extensions.
Visiting Scholars from financial institutions: The Center for Korea Studies will assess a fee of $10,000 per year to Visiting Scholars from financial institutions. The fee must be submitted before the visa can be processed. Extensions: A $10,000 visiting scholar fee is required for extensions.
English Proficiency requirement: Effective Jan. 5, 2015, visa regulations require that J-1 exchange scholars provide one of the following measurements of English language proficiency: (1) A recognized English language test; (2) Signed documentation from an academic institution or English language school; or (3) A documented interview conducted by the sponsor either in-person or by videoconferencing, or by telephone if videoconferencing is not a viable option.
Brain Korea Program: The Center for Korea Studies will assess a fee of $1,000 per year to Visiting Scholars participating in the Brain Korea Program.
Fees must be payed before a visa can be issued, and fees may not be prorated for periods of less than one year.