Students who have been approved to complete a prescribed course of study at UB (such as academic research) may participate in the J-1 Non-Degree category as long as they meet certain requirements.
Students who have been approved to complete a prescribed course of study (such as academic research). The prescribed course of study should be equivalent to a full-time workload and activities must take place at one of the three University at Buffalo campuses.
Program pre-approval by ISS is required before students can be invited to participate in this category. Academic departments looking to invite students using this category will complete a form describing the academic plan including the activities, goals, and objectives of the prescribed course of study. ISS will review the submission and academic departments will be informed if the program has been approved or if additional information is needed.
The hosting department must satisfy the following requirements: