Carnegie Mellon University

Foreign Scholar Information

From traveling to Pittsburgh to maintaining legal status and required documents, this section of the website will provide you with all of the information you need while at Carnegie Mellon.

Coming to Carnegie Mellon

You're coming to Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon! Now what?

Settling in Guide

Review this guide in preparation for your arrival to CMU and the US.

Arriving at CMU

What to do when you first arrive at the Pittsburgh airport and Carnegie Mellon's campus.

J-1 Exchange Visitors

Details about arrival, work and maintenance of legal status for J-1 research scholars, professors and short-term scholars.

H-1B Workers

Details about arrival, work and maintenance of legal status for H-1B specialty occupation workers.

Other Work Categories

Details about working in B, F-1, J-1, J-2, O, and TN statuses and obtaining Permanent Residency.

Travel Tips & Advice

Travel in and out of the US, plus visa issues and other documents for non-immigrants.

Leaving Carnegie Mellon

Learn about your immigration options and responsibilities.