For Scholars

The SMU International Student & Scholar Services office (ISSS) has prepared the following information related to sponsorship of visas for international students and scholars, and their family members. The information is intended for scholars interested in coming to SMU. This page includes visa options, U.S. government regulations and the University policies and procedures for receiving international scholars to SMU.

SMU has designation to administer exchange visitor programs. The Exchange Visitor Program promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States (U.S.) and the people of other countries by educational and cultural exchanges. The Exchange Visitor Program Participant Welcome Brochure contains contact information for the U.S. Department of State Exchange Visitor Program, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Private Sector Program Division which designates all program sponsors.