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Application

The Certificate Program application form can be found here

Fall Semester Application Deadline: July 1st

Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 31st

Below is a description of the additional documents you will need to submit, along with the non-refundable $75 application processing fee. The following is an outline of the application & notification process:

  1. After the application deadline, The Martin School and IPPMI review the profiles of all applicants.
  2. The Martin School and IPPMI notify all accepted applicants.
  3. The Martin School and IPPMI will submit all necessary documents to the Office of International Affairs (OIA) and will receive a SEVIS DS-2019 for each participant.
  4. IPPMI sends these SEVIS DS-2019 forms to the applicants which they need to use to apply for a J-1 VISA.

Required documents:

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation (at least 2)
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
    • J-1 Scholar: $22,000 per year
    • J-1 Scholar and spouse: $28,000 per year
    • Each child: $4,700 per year
  • Certificate of Employment
  • Certificate of English Test (TOEFL or equivalent)
  • Official Transcript
  • A copy of the biographical page of your passport (and of each accompanying dependent, if applicable)
  • Marriage Certificate or Family Registry
  • City of Birth (of applicant and each accompanying family member)
  • Emergency Contact in home country. Must include contact’s name, phone, address and, if possible, e-mail address.
  • Email addresses and phone numbers of any dependents (spouse or children)
  • Personal Statement (Reasearch Plan)
  • Bank account statement of at least $13,000
    • Note: If the Affidavit of Financial Support does not cover the full amount for the J-1 Scholar and accompanying dependents, enough personal funds must be indicated on the bank account statement to cover the full amount.  

A packet containing all of the above documents should be mailed to IPPMI at the following address:

International Public Policy & Management Institute
Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
University of Kentucky
1169 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027 U.S.A.

*All documents must be submitted in English.