• Home
  • Visiting Student Researcher in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Visiting Student Researcher in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Visiting student researchers are individuals who possess a Master’s degree or its equivalent, and whose primary purpose for residence on the KU campus is to conduct independent research. The length of stay for a visiting scholar is at least one month and, normally, not more than one semester. Visiting student researcher positions are not compensated.


Visiting Student Researcher status does not guarantee housing and the visiting student is responsible for finding necessary housing. Additionally, the assignment of an office or workspace must be negotiated with the sponsoring department or research unit.

Health Insurance Plan

All visiting student scholars are required to have health insurance. For more information please visit the KU website: http://www.international.ku.edu/~oip/scholars/

Auditing Courses and Seminars

Visiting scholars are not students, therefore they do not pay fees nor do they register with the Office of the Registrar. With the exception of summer school classes, visiting scholars may audit courses and seminars with the consent of the instructor. No academic credit is given. If scholars wish to take regular University courses and receive credit, they are required to seek admission to the University and pay the normal student registration fees; status as a visiting scholar is then terminated


Applicants must satisfy all of the following specifications:

  1. Proposed visit is to conduct research for the purpose of meeting degree requirements from another university;
  2. Proposed research is of mutual interest to and endorsed by an academic department or other campus unit;
  3. The appointment term must be at least one month and not more than one year in duration.

Application for Visiting Student Researchers

Submit a letter of request including the following information:

  1. Introduction of yourself
  2. Proposed research agenda
  3. Length of time you are requesting
  4. Verification of financial support
  5. Current CV

Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award
KU Today
Connect with KU Curriculum & Teaching

KU Curriculum and Teaching Facebook page KU School of Education YouTube Channel KU School of Education Twitter Feed KU School of Ed instagram icon KU School of Ed LinkedIn icon