F‐1 STUDENT VISA
J‐1 EXCHANGE VISITOR VISA
All students are eligible for an F‐1 visa, as long as they have been admitted to a full‐time program of study, meet the English language requirement, unless they are coming for an English Language program, and can show proof of funding for at least the first year of study.
Eligible students are those who are supported substantially (at least 51%) through funding from the U.S. government, student’s home government, an international organization, the University, and possibly employer sponsorship.
Eligible for an F‐2 visa.
Eligible for a J‐2 visa.
Federal regulations do not require F‐1 students and their F‐2 dependents to carry Health Insurance, but Temple University requires every enrolled student to have health insurance coverage.
Both J‐1 students and their J‐2 dependents are required to have comprehensive medical coverage that fulfils U.S. government regulations regarding the J Exchange Visitor status. The student medical insurance provided by Temple University covers all the requirements.
TWO-YEAR HOME COUNTRY RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
There is no home residency requirement following the completion of program.
Home residency requirement means that upon completion of the program, some students and J‐2 dependents must reside in their countries of legal permanent residence for 2 years before they are eligible for U.S. work visas (H or L) or an immigrant visa.
Immediately eligible for on‐campus employment and does not require prior authorization from the ISSS.
Limited to 20 hours per week during an academic term but can be full‐time during holiday breaks.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT): Employment pursuant to an internship requirement or internship elective which is an integral part of the established curriculum of your degree program and is counted towards completion of your degree. Not all programs qualify.
Academic Training (AT): Employment which is considered integral to a student’s academic program. Eligible only after being in valid student status for one academic semester.
60-day grace period following the completion of program or Optional Practical Training, to depart the U.S.
30-day grace period following the completion of program or Academic Training, to depart the U.S.
The US Department of State permits the emailing of I-20s.
The US Department of State regulations forbid electronic scans of the DS-2019. Paper versions of DS-2019s must be mailed at the J-1 scholars expense.