For information regarding Covid-19, please visit the main university website and the Rutgers Global Alerts page.  Learn about online global study and internship opportunities here.

Welcoming International Students and Scholars

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Coronavirus Updates:

ISSS has recently received several questions regarding the university’s decision to move to remote instruction until April 3, as well as other immigration related matters in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. While we may not have all the answers yet, we have compiled a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that may offer some clarity on both immigration and non-immigration related issues. (Updated March 18, 2020)

FAQs for International Students on F-1 and J-1 Visas Re: COVID-19 (PDF)

For the latest COVID-19 information visit, and the Alerts page of Rutgers Global:

Operating Status Update:

Services provided by Rutgers Global–ISSS have been temporarily modified in response to a change in university operating procedure

Please click here to learn more about our modified advising services.

Rutgers is home to more than 9,000 international students and scholars from about 125 countries around the world. They bring rich perspectives to campus that help to globalize our classrooms, labs, and clinics, contributing significantly to advancements in education, research, and service. 

Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is committed to providing superior services and enriching experiences for our international community. We are here to support the journeys of our international students and scholars, from arrival to graduation/completion and beyond. Our core services include providing advice and counsel on US immigration regulations and compliance, immigration application processing, cross-cultural and transition programming, advocacy, and outreach.

ISSS also serves to demystify Federal regulations and partners with campus partners and the Rutgers community to support international students, faculty, and scholars. 

If you are an international student at Rutgers University–Camden, please visit the Office of International Students. If you are an international student or scholar at Rutgers University–Newark, please visit the Office of International Student Services. All RBHS international students and Rutgers–Camden international scholars are serviced by Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services, regardless of campus location. 

  • No upcoming office closures

*Walk-In Hours refers to student advising services provided at 180 College Ave.


Guidance and resources to all members of the Rutgers community regarding immigration policies, executive orders on immigration, and other regulatory updates that impact international students and scholars as well as Rutgers’ ability to host them.

Your Academic Success and Legal Status Go Hand in Hand

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About Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services

We coordinate cultural programs and immigration-related services for approximately 9,000 international students, scholars, faculty, and their dependents, and serves the broader campus community in an administrative and advisory capacity.

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