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Information for Prospective Visiting Scholars

Find out more about the requirements for prospective visiting scholars.

UC San Diego welcomes over 800 visiting scholars every year. Normally visiting scholars are invited by their faculty sponsor. In other cases, scholars may be interested in visiting UC San Diego. In the latter case, the scholar will need to identify a faculty member to sponsor their appointment.

Visa an Non-Immigrant Status Information

Visa Information for Prospective International Scholars can be viewed at:

Intellectual Property

The University of California, like other research universities, requires all employees and other personnel who use university research facilities or resources to sign a Patent Acknowledgement as a condition of employment or visitor status.  Visiting Scholars who are not employed by UC but who visit the University and use UC funds and facilities are required to sign the University Patent Acknowledgement as a condition of the appointment.

For additional information, please contact the Technology Transfer Office or visit their website

If you are interested in an appointment as a Visiting Scholar at UC San Diego, please contact the sponsoring department HR personnel for more information.