International Students

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

COVID-19 Updates:

ISSS has received several questions regarding the university’s plans, as well as other immigration related matters in the context of COVID-19. While we may not have all the answers, we have compiled information that we hope will be helpful to our international students and scholars.

Review our COVID-19 International Student FAQ

Continue to monitor the Alerts page of this website:  

Operating Status Update:

ISSS is open but most of our staff are working remotely. We continue to deliver all our programs and services. Check the appropriate sections of this website for information about specific services and procedures.

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. 

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.