Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

Scholars enjoy a moment with the Chancellor and other staff.

Troy University welcomes visiting scholars from around the world. As America’s International University, we are committed to expanding the frontiers of knowledge among the global community of scholars. Our goal is to create life-long relationships with scholars that continue beyond a scholar’s visit to the United States. We hope that successful scholars will consider Troy University as their second academic home.

While here at Troy University, visiting scholars will collaborate with a colleague in their own field. Twice per year, we hold a Symposium on International Research in Progress. This offers an opportunity for visiting scholars and their mentors to report on their work to the University community. Our visiting scholars participate in a wide variety of other academic endeavors including guest lectures in classes, assisting in laboratory work, and appropriate clinical site visits.

Our visiting scholars have many opportunities to experience the rich cultural heritage of America. In addition to many opportunities to visit the major cities and cultural sites around the country, they also become part of the local community. Scholars tour local historical sites, participate in the city festivals, and become part of civic organizations.

Visiting scholars to Troy University will have a life-changing experience; one that both advances their career and makes them part of the Troy University family of global scholars.

Application Process

Troy University invites interested international scholars to complete the application linked below. The following items should be included in the application package which may be submitted online by scanned copy through email to

  • Visiting Scholarship Application
  • Passport biographical page
  • United States visa page
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief description of your desired academic work while at Troy University
  • Brief description of your current employment and your plans to return home following completion of the visitation to Troy University.
  • Financial support statement in the form of a personal bank statement indicating a balance of $9,000. The bank statement should not be older than three months from the date of the application. An additional $5000 per dependent is required.
  • Dependent passport biographical and United States visa pages if applicable.

Selection of the Applicant

 Troy University will review your application and determine if your interests are closely related to our programs and/or faculty and that we are able to accommodate your academic goals. Prior to a formal invitation, Troy University will arrange a SKYPE interview between you, a faculty member of your academic area, and the Visiting Scholar Coordinator to determine adequate English proficiency. The U.S. Department of State requires all visiting scholars to have adequate English skills to perform in their academic field and in their daily living activities.

When the selection process is complete, an invitation letter, a DS-2019 immigration document and a medical history form will be sent to your home address. You will then be eligible to book a visa appointment.


Arrival at Troy University

 Please email your flight information directly to the person noted in your invitation letter. Troy University will arrange for a shuttle bus to pick you up from the Montgomery, Alabama airport (MGM). If prior housing accommodations have not been arranged, you will be taken to the Super 8 Motel in Troy until adequate housing is secured. 



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