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J-1 English Assessment Requirement

The U.S. State Department requires that all J-1 scholars have sufficient English ability to have a successful academic program in the U.S.  In order to be sponsored for a J-1 visa by UGA, all applicants must submit prooof of English ability.  There are three ways a scholar can prove English ability.

  • Submit an approved test score from an accepted English language test, OR
  • Submit proof of earning a degree from an institution that instructs in English, OR
  • Complete a video interview with the UGA College of Education J-1 Scholars and Faculty and be rated at a Level B-1 (low independent user proficiency)

Please click on the link below to access further information on the English assessment options:

J-1 English Assessment

Please refer questions pertaining to English assessment to Robin Catmur, Director, Immigration Services: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Last modified on Thursday, 21 September 2017 16:29