International Scholars & Students
Congratulations on being accepted to Rutgers! We are sure you have many questions as you prepare to begin your journey at Rutgers, and we are here to help you make a smooth transition to campus. Our staff will assist you in navigating your pre-arrival preparations and post-arrival needs. Learn how to bring your family, transfer your immigration sponsorship to pursue full-time study at Rutgers, or change your visa status.
Review our Pre & Post Arrival Steps page for your next immediate actions, and New Student FAQs page guide to learn what to bring and not to bring on your journey to Rutgers. Be sure to also visit our Resources page for helpful links.
We look forward to welcoming you to Rutgers.
International Student OrientationLearn More
International Student Orientation
This mandatory International Student Orientation is a great way to help you take care of essentials and make new friends before the start of classes!
Pre- and Post-Arrival StepsLearn More
Pre- and Post-Arrival Steps
Here are the steps you need to complete as you begin your journey at Rutgers.
New Student FAQsLearn More
New Student FAQs
How do I get to campus? Open a bank account? Insurance and health-related questions? Find out answers to these questions and more.
Bringing Your Family to the U.S.Learn More
Bringing Your Family to the U.S.
Learn about who is eligible to come to the United States as a dependent of a Rutgers international student or scholar.
Transferring to Rutgers-New BrunswickLearn More
Transferring to Rutgers-New Brunswick
Find out more about the steps below to transfer your immigration sponsorship to pursue full-time study at Rutgers.
Change of Status to F-1 or J-1Learn More
Change of Status to F-1 or J-1
Are you considering obtaining F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant status? Please review these steps.