To come to the University of Kentucky as a J-1 visiting student you will need a Form DS-2019 in order to apply for a J-1 visa at a U.S. Embassy.
The DS-2019 Form (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status) will be issued by the ISSS office and delivered to the faculty sponsor and or your government sponsor unless your government sponsor has already provided the DS-2019 through another means.
The DS-2019 and other information will either come directly to you from your government sponsor and/or University of Kentucky faculty member.
Visiting Students may need to provide proof of funding unless there is a financial sponsor such as your government or other organization. Visiting students are not eligible to receive a DS-2109 with personal funding unless there is a written agreement between the University of Kentucky and your institution, organization or university.