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Visiting International Scholars Program

The Visiting International Scholars Program at Pittsburg State University welcomes visitors from around the world. This program is designed to provide scholars, professors and students with an opportunity to engage in both short-term and long-term research. In addition, international scholars add to the international environment at Pittsburg State University and promote international exchange.

If you are interested in becoming a Visiting International Scholar at Pittsburg State University, please identify a member of our faculty who shares your research interest and has indicated that they will be willing to be your mentor on campus. Once you have done so, please contact the Office of International Programs and Services at or 620-235-4680.

Application Process
  1. Identify a host faculty mentor at Pittsburg State University
  2. Complete the Visiting International Scholars application
  3. Pay the $50 application fee (non-refundable)
  4. Submit statement of interest
  5. Submit financial statement demonstrating support of fees, living expenses and health insurance
  6. Submit proof of English proficiency

This category of study allows the scholar to attend courses as an auditor (not for credit), engage in library study, participate in seminars, visit industries, schools, and governmental institutions, and have other appropriate experiences, following a plan developed with the scholar's host faculty mentor.

All new visiting scholars must participate in an orientation program and take a TB test administered by the Student Health Services. Health insurance that meets the program's requirements is mandatory for all visiting scholars and any accompanying dependents.