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MIT Linguistics: Department of Linguistics & Philosophy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Visitors

Visitor Requirements

Visiting Scholars

Funding Requirements

Visitors must meet current funding levels to demonstrate their ability to cover their personal living expenses including insurance. These are subject to change at any time.

No more than 10% of the total funding can be from personal savings for the primary visitor (i.e. $3250 towards the $32,500 minimum). Additional personal savings may be used to support family members.

Start date on or after March 1, 2017

No more than 10% of the total funding can be from personal savings for the primary visitor (i.e. $3250 towards the $32,500 minimum). Additional personal savings may be used to support family members.

Health Insurance

Please visit the International Scholars Office website for current health insurance requirements for J1 scholars.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Funding Requirements

MIT’s minimum salary and stipend rates for postdocs are consistent with those set by NIH for the Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) stipends. The 2016 NIH salary scale shown below is the minimum salary required for postdoctoral appointments and is based on years of experience. Years of experience begins after graduation. The fellowship must cover the entire amount, personal funds cannot be used. These amounts are subject to change.

Years of Experience
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7 or more
Stipend
$43,692
$45,444
$47,268
$49,152
$51,120
$53,160
$55,296
$57,504


Health Insurance

If you are a J-1 exchange visitor, you must meet the exchange minimums. You can find these minimums at http://web.mit.edu/scholars/insreqs.html. For more information regarding health insurance please visit http://web.mit.edu/scholars/healthinsopts.html.

Visiting Students

Funding Requirements

Since Visiting Students cannot register for classes for credit, no tuition fee is assessed. Federal regulation requires foreign Visiting Students to show financial support from a university or other institution covering at least 51% of the cost of their stay in order to be issued a "Certificate of Eligibility" for the J-1 visa. In other words, more than 50% of funding must come from a source other than personal or family.

MIT requires that International Visiting Students meet the following amounts to cover living expenses:

Single Student: $2,904 per month plus registration fee(s)
Married Student: $3,788 per month plus registration fee(s)
*For family with children is estimated $417/m for the 1st child and $250/m for an additional child.

All Visiting Students (both international and US) are responsible for the following fees:

Registration Fee (assessed per term):
Fall Term (5 months): $1,500
Spring Term (4 months): $1,200
Summer Term (3 months): $900

Visiting Students are charged for each term regardless of arrival date, e.g. arrival on November 1st requires $1,500 in fees. These amounts are subject to change at any time.

Student Activities Fee:
$156 assessed per term.

Health Insurance

Like all students at MIT, a Visiting Student must either purchase the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan or provide proof that their insurance meets the requirements specified by Federal Regulations for J-1 student visa holders (for international students). MIT Student Health Plan Office requires all Visiting Students insurance to cover preexisting conditions. Visiting Students wishing to purchase the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan may do so upon arrival on campus. For more information, please visit MIT Medical.

Please email all insurance related questions to stuplan@med.mit.edu (MIT Health Plan Office).

Housing

Visiting Students are not entitled to on-campus housing and, in most cases, should plan to find accommodation off-campus. However, they may apply for any vacancies that exist in the dormitories after the needs of regular students have been met.