Costs & Requirements

Program Costs

  • Application Fee (non-refundable): $150
  • Affiliation Fee: $525

Minimum Funding Requirements

The Center does not provide a salary/stipend to its visiting scholars.

Federal regulations require USF to obtain certification that the prospective J-1 Exchange Visitor have adequate financial resources to meet all expenses while in the United States.


  • $2300 for the exchange visitor
  • $600 a month for a spouse
  • $400 a month for each child

Health Insurance Requirement

As per U.S. Department of State regulations and USF requirements, all J-1 Exchange Visitors are required to purchase Health Insurance or provide adequate evidence specifically indicating insurance plan coverage in the United States for their entire duration of stay, prior to the start of their program at USF.