SI Visiting Student Scholar Policy

Visiting student scholars at School of Information enjoy the following privileges:

  • Receive library privileges identical with those of UA students
  • May attend and take part in public research presentations
  • Receive the use of laboratory and other space and facilities to the extent they are available
  • Required to present their research at the School's public forums.

Visiting student application must include:

  1. Complete CV of the student.
  2. Statement of research to be carried out. (If relevant, the research project must receive IRB approval.)
  3. The student must identify a faculty sponsor who agrees to sponsors the scholar. A faculty sponsor will be the main point of contact for the scholar during his/her visit. Any full-time faculty of SIRLS may be a sponsor for a visiting scholar. Prospective visiting scholars are encouraged to contact the potential sponsoring faculty before submitting an application.
  4. Advisor’s letter of recommendation plus one more academic letter of reference.
  5. For non-US residents, the University of Arizona and the U.S. government require certain forms to be completed that require fees including the J-1 processing fee. See These papers only need to be processed after the faculty has decided to accept an applicant.

Inquiries and visiting scholar applications should be direct to the chair of the Doctoral Committee. Applications are accepted year round and will be reviewed in a faculty meeting. 


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