International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
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 programming, advocacy, and outreach.
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.
Updates and Reminders:
PLEASE NOTE OUR ALTERED OFFICE HOURS FOR THE NEXT 11 WEEKS – EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MAY 28 TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
This will not impact any of our services or processing times.
For these weeks ISSS will remain closed on Friday instead of Wednesday. In case of an emergency that cannot wait until the next working day, contact ISSS by sending us an email at globalservices.rutgers.edu with "EMERGENCY" in the subject line.
We advise you to note the new hours and plan your business with ISSS accordingly. We will resume our regular schedule from Monday, August 12. Always check our website for the most updated schedule of Advising Services at ISSS
UPCOMING OFFICE CLOSURES
Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day
Review our new Travel Signature Request Procedure. Effective immediately, all students requesting travel signatures will be required to complete the Travel Signature Request Form. Travel Signature Requests will take 5 business days to process. Please note that we will not be providing travel signatures during walk-ins. Please plan accordingly.
Our office was previously known as the Center for Global Services of the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA). You may choose to visit our archived Center for Global Services website or our archived Center for Global Services (RBHS) website.
Newly Admitted StudentsLearn More
Newly Admitted 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.
The following information has been prepared to assist Rutgers–New Brunswick's F and J visa holders in understanding general tax filing obligations.
International Friendship Program (IFP)Learn More
International Friendship Program (IFP)
The IFP provides opportunities for Rutgers international students, scholars, and the Rutgers community to share in friendship and cross-cultural learning by providing various programming initiatives.
RGlobal is an online portal that enables international students and scholars to complete the essential steps to maintain their legal status, request work authorizations, signatures, and more.
Visa and Immigration InformationLearn More
Visa and Immigration Information
Find out more about visa and immigration rules and regulations.
Hiring Foreign NationalsGET STARTED
Hiring Foreign Nationals
Rutgers employs talented international faculty and scholars. Hiring departments are responsible for securing and completing required forms and processes.
Your Academic Success and Legal Status Go Hand in Hand
About Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services
We coordinate cultural programs and immigration-related services for approximately 8,000 international students, scholars, faculty, and their dependents, and serves the broader campus community in an administrative and advisory capacity.