International Scholars & Students
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
ISSS has recently received several questions regarding the university’s decision to move to remote instruction until April 3, as well as other immigration related matters in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. While we may not have all the answers yet, we have compiled a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that may offer some clarity on both immigration and non-immigration related issues. (Updated March 18, 2020)
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 coronavirus.rutgers.edu.
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 & REMINDERS
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.
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.
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.
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.