Columbia University charges a $500 administrative fee to those requesting J-1 visa sponsorship in order to :

  • further personal, independent research and scholarship, or
  • satisfy a practicum/internship required for a degree at their home institution for those who have not yet been awarded a diploma equivalent to the US Bachelor’s degree.

This fee is separate from any U.S. government SEVIS/visa application fee.

Questions? Email ja378@columbia.edu

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After payment, you must forward to your academic administrator the electronic confirmation of payment that will be sent to the email address provided on the payment screen, as the department cannot proceed in requesting the DS-2019 issuance without this confirmation.