Hosting an F-1 or J-1 Visiting Student

Departments that wish to host non-degree international students to pursue studies at UC San Diego must complete the following forms in conjunction with the student. Departments are responsible for completing Form A. The student is responsible for completing Form B. Only J-1 students are responsible for completing the Health Insurance Requirement Form.

The complete application packet must be submitted to ISPO for processing. Please also include a printed receipt of the Visa Services Online payment (see below).

Visa Services Online Payment

The International Students & Programs Office at UC San Diego charges fees to departments for its services in issuing documentation for non-degree international students to pursue studies at UC San Diego. The recharge fee can now be paid online by completing the Visa Services Online Recharge Form (below).

Simply log-in under "Business Systems" with your Single-Sign-On user name and password and complete the questions. An e-mail with transaction contents will be sent to the departmental administrator making the transaction, the budget person indicated in the transaction by the departmental administrator, and to ISPO.

F-1/J-1 Recharge Payment

The online payment process allows departments to pay the service fee and/or RUSH fee by index numbers on behalf of F-1/J-1 students. At this time payment can only be accepted via department recharge.

Regular processing time for J-1/F-1 student applications by the International Students and Programs Office is 10 days, provided all required information/documentation has been submitted by the sponsoring department; "RUSH" fee service reduces processing time to 5 days (often fewer).

If you have any questions, contact us by phone at (858) 534-3730.

Select Service Fees

  • F-1/J-1 Non-degree Student: $475
  • F-1/J-1 Non-degree Student RUSH: $200