Graduate Visiting Student

Graduate visiting students include advanced degree candidates or competitively selected postgraduate scholars from another institution who come to Princeton for one or two semesters to fulfill a particular need. 


Students may apply to study in any of the departments or programs in the Graduate School listed under Fields of Study.

Application Submission Dates As early as six months, but no later than three months prior to your intended start date (See chart.)
Program Length One term or one academic year
Application Fee None

Application Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose - brief statement describing your proposed plan of study

  • Resume or curriculum vitae  

  • Transcript from every college or university from which you have earned or expect to earn a degree

  • Letter of support from a current Princeton faculty member who will serve as an adviser during the stay

  • 3 Letters of recommendation - Recommenders will submit letters through Slate

  • Copy of your current passport (name page only) - international applicants only

  • Evidence of sufficient financial resources in English and U.S. dollars

Visa Information

(International applicants only)

All international nondegree students must arrive in the U.S. with a valid F-1 or J-1 student visa. The Davis International Center will assist with the visa eligibility documents (I-20 for F-1 students or DS-2019 for J-1 students) after admission is offered.

Applicants who require additional accessibility assistance may contact [email protected].

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