International Scholars & Students
Rutgers recognizes the value of global perspectives in academia. International scholars come to Rutgers for a variety of reasons and through various channels. They may be hired by the university to teach or conduct research; other times, they are invited to come to Rutgers to conduct research or pursue other academic endeavors alongside Rutgers faculty.
Academic and research units enter into a cooperative arrangement with the Center for Global Services when hosting foreign national scholars at Rutgers under the university's J-1 and H-1B visa sponsorship, and, when applicable, in serving as the sponsor of a green card for eligible employees:
Visiting lecturers, instructors, and professors: J-1 or H-1B
Postdoctoral associates, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates: J-1 or H-1B
Visiting student researchers, student interns, or exchange students: J-1
Long-term and permanent associate professor and professors: green card
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Sponsoring for Employment (H-1B)
Hiring departments are responsible for securing and completing required forms before the Center for Global Services can help, and the sponsored faculty and scholars need to enter on an H-1B visa.
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Sponsoring Scholars/Students (J-1)
Rutgers units can host international students on J-1 visas who gain valuable research experience to complete their home institution degree requirements or international scholars who participate in res...
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Advising International Faculty/Scholars
We advise departments and international faculty, scholars, and students on immigration-related matters. However, Rutgers departments and supervising faculty are responsible for monitoring progress, en...
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Sponsoring Scholars (J-1)
Your unit may sponsor scholars on a J-1 visa. Find out how.
Q&A with Senegalese Fulbright Scholar Saliou Dione
Saliou Dione, Ph.D., an associate professor of African and postcolonial studies in the Department of Anglophone Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar in Senegal, came to Rutgers as part of a nine-month Fulbright Scholar grant.
Israeli Visiting Scholar Examines Lines between Policy and Politics
What happens to a city’s development when the lines between policy and politics are blurred? That’s what Erez Tzfadia, Ph.D., an Israeli Institute Teaching fellow hosted by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, came to discuss with the Rutgers community.