International 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

Updates and Reminders

Review our new Travel Signature Request ProcedureEffective immediately, all students requesting travel signatures will be required to complete the Travel Signature Request Form. 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.

Contact Us

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST)

Closed on Wednesdays

For Students on the New Brunswick/ Piscataway Campuses
180 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions | Phone: 848-932-7015 | Fax: 732-932-7992 | Email: globalservices@global.rutgers.edu 

For RBHS Newark Students, Faculty, and Scholars
65 Bergen Street, Room GA-72
Newark, NJ 07101
Directions | 973-972-6138 | Email: ois@global.rutgers.edu  

Find out more about our Advising Services and Walk-In Hours
Serving 8,000 international students across Rutgers - New Brunswick and RBHS campuses

How Can We Help You?

Rutgers Global - Services for International Students, three international students pose with Rutgers gear outside College Avenue gym

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. 

Rutgers Global - Resources and Forms, antique file cabinet. Photo courtesy Wikimedia

Download Immigration and Visa Forms

Learn more about required resources and forms.

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Contact Us

Advising Services and Walk-In Hours

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm (EST)

Closed on Wednesdays

For Students on the New Brunswick/ Piscataway Campuses
180 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions | Phone: 848-932-7015 | Fax: 732-932-7992 | Email: globalservices@global.rutgers.edu 

For RBHS Newark Students, Faculty, and Scholars
65 Bergen Street, Room GA-72
Newark, NJ 07101
Directions | 973-972-6138 | Email: ois@global.rutgers.edu