Welcoming International Students and Scholars

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

COVID-19 Updates:

ISSS has received several questions regarding the university’s plans for the fall semester, as well as other immigration related matters in the context of COVID-19. While we may not have all the answers yet, we have compiled information that we hope will be helpful to our international students and scholars. Please continue to monitor the Alerts page of this website: global.rutgers.edu/all-alerts.  

Rutgers ICE Guidance for International Students, 7/9/20 (PDF)

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

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

Rutgers Global - International Student Orientation Volunteers

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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