Visa Options

Van Andel Institute (VAI) welcomes passionate, talented scholars and students from all over the world to join our mission of improving the health and enhancing the lives of future generations.

VAI offers non-immigrant visa sponsorship for international students and scholars in the following VAI positions:

  • Employee
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Visiting student or researcher
  • VAI Graduate School student

Your visa sponsorship category will depend on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to: VAI position, program objectives, program duration, funding source(s) and U.S. immigration history. Sponsored non-immigrant visa categories include: J-1 (Exchange Visitor), H-1B (Specialized Knowledge Worker) and TN (NAFTA Professional Worker).