International Students

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:  

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.

For the latest COVID-19 information visit

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. 


International Travel

Planning to travel outside the U.S.? Review our Preparing for International Travel page and make sure you have a valid travel signature!

Final Semester?

Are you finishing your degree requirements this semester? If so, congratulations! Be sure to review our graduating students page for important guidance on your next steps.

Updated Advising Services & Walk-In Hours

Please be sure to review our Advising Services webpage for the most up-to-date information, including our new walk-in advising hours.

On-Campus Employment

If you are looking to work on-campus, please review our On-Campus Employment webpage for updated information and for the process on how to get your necessary forms.

Off-Campus Employment

If you want to learn about off-campus employment or OPT, please plan to attend an employment workshop. Click here to see our employment workshop schedule.

Feel free to contact an international student adviser during our advising hours or via email us with any questions or concerns.

Serving 8,000 international students across Rutgers - New Brunswick and RBHS campuses

How Can We Help You?

International Student Orientation Leaders smiling and waving

Each fall, Rutgers welcomes about 1,500 incoming international students from some 125 countries. We are proud to be our international students' home away from home. From presenting International Student Orientation to providing guidance on legal matters, and even advising students beyond graduation, ISSS is here to accompany you throughout your journey at Rutgers.