Scholar Appointment; Forms and Information

The following information gives an overview of the J-1 scholar appointment process and lists the information we need from you to issue the DS-2019 visa application form.  New scholars must use the DS-2019 to apply for a J-1 exchange-visitor visa.  Questions may be directed to the ISSC at

Read this first to see the steps involved:




(For use by Department, Scholars, and Dependents, if applicable)

The forms below are outlined on the Checklist, and completing them will help organize all the material to be submitted to our office:

    • To be completed by sponsoring department:

J-1 Scholar Data Form A - Department

    • To be completed by exchange visitor:

J-1 DS 2019 Data Form B - Exchange Visitor

    • To be completed by exchange visitor and dependents:

J-1 Scholar DS 2019 Data Form C - Dependent

The following three documents also must be completed and signed:

The document below gives more detailed information and background about the visiting scholar program and the appointment process

J-1 Scholar Appointment Overview of the purpose of the Exchange Program and how University procedures and Department of State requirements work together at UMass Dartmouth.