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International Visiting Collaborators and Researchers

Visiting researchers, including post-docs, or faculty are frequently professors, researchers, or scientists with formal appointments elsewhere, who visit and collaborate with faculty members, researchers, and scientists at Rochester. Each school within the University of Rochester has specific appointment procedures for visiting faculty and post-docs, and Global Engagement will refer these cases appropriately.


For international visitors, it can take six months—sometimes longer—to formally complete the onboarding processes. Because of the multiple University and government offices involved, we recommend you begin the process as early as possible.

For questions, please contact

How can I come to Rochester as a visiting collaborator or researcher?

To determine what process to follow, please review the below options:

If you have a faculty or postdoc appointment, the next step would be to contact the International Services Office (ISO) directly OR you may visit the ISO website.

The ISO team will work with the hosting faculty member and visitor for the onboarding process.

Please contact the Office for Global Engagement at