International Scholars & Students
Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services provides immigration services and advising to help international students maintain legal status throughout their time at Rutgers, and offers programs and events for international students and scholars as well as members of the university community to foster global connections. Our student services team provides:
Advising Services on US immigration regulations and compliance, cross-cultural and other personal matters
Processing applications related to your legal status
Workshops on F-1 and J-1 immigration-related matters for international students, and university partners
An enjoyable, informative orientation program for incoming international students
A regular series of cross-cultural social programs to help you acclimate to U.S. and Rutgers culture, through the International Friendship Program (IFP)
Academic support specific to international students
PLEASE NOTE OUR ALTERED OFFICE HOURS FOR THE NEXT 11 WEEKS – EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MAY 28 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
This will not impact any of our services or processing times.
We will resume our regular hours from Monday, August 12.
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST)
Closed on Friday
Find out more about our Advising Services and Walk-In Hours
Review our new Travel Signature Request Procedure. Effective immediately, all students requesting travel signatures will be required to complete the . 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.
Student Advising ServicesLearn More
Student Advising Services
Need help? Our international student advisers take walk-ins and appointments to help you address your issues.
Short-term Non-degree ProgramsLearn More
Short-term Non-degree Programs
Are you looking to take a session or certificate course—or participate in an internship—that isn’t part of your degree? See our options and find out what you need to do to come to Rutgers.
Housing and TravelContact Us
Housing and Travel
Once you get to Rutgers, where will you live and how will you get around? Contact an international student adviser for information on housing and transportation options.
Academic SupportFind out more
We provide effective academic support for international students in many ways.
How Can We Help You?
Each fall, Rutgers welcomes about 1.500 incoming international students from some 125 countries. To celebrate their arrival and help them acclimate to life on campus, our office hosts a jam-packed orientation the week before each academic year begins. A smaller orientation program is also hosted to welcome incoming international students every spring semester.
Download Immigration and Visa Forms
Learn more about required resources and forms.
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm (EST)
Closed on Wednesdays