Indiana University has many prestigious academic programs and faculty. If you are a J-1 short term scholar, research scholar, or professor, you may be eligible to enroll in courses here.
The courses, however, must be incidental to the primary activity of your program. You must continue to pursue the program objective that was initially outlined when you were invited to IU.
If course enrollment or a degree program becomes your primary objective at IU, J-1 scholar status may no longer be appropriate for you. Contact us if you are considering pursuing a degree program at IU.
Your host department can authorize you to register for courses. First, however, you should speak with an OIS advisor to confirm that there is not a conflict with your program objective.
Tuition and fees
Contact the Office of the Bursar for information about tuition rates and fees for enrolling in or auditing courses. If you have questions about fees that have been charged to your bursar account, contact the Office of the Bursar or OIS.
International services fee
If you enroll in courses in the fall or spring semester, your bursar bill will include the international services fee. This fee supports services for international students. You do not have to pay the fee if you take summer courses.