International Scholars & Students
For over 250 years, Rutgers has been a leading national research institution. The university provides rigorous academics and engaging campus life at a great value. More than 68,000 students from over 120 countries converge here at Rutgers to participate in more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and more than 200 graduate programs at university locations in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick. We hope to welcome you as a new Scarlet Knight soon!
We encourage you to explore the following resource to help guide you on where to begin with the immigration process - Student Process Steps: How to Navigate the U.S. Immigration System
Undergraduate Admissions +
Graduate Admissions +
Visit Rutgers Graduate and Professional Admissions website for information on Graduate School–New Brunswick admissions (other than the MBA program). Other questions? Please contact their online contact form.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) +
Most admissions for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) are handled by individual schools. Please click here for the RBHS admissions overview website. Contact the specific RBHS school with any questions.
All initial and change of status I-20s for admitted RBHS students will be issued by our RBHS- Newark office. In order to obtain an I-20, please follow the steps below:
1. Submit this online form for our office to create a new international profile for you in our international student record database.
2. Once your international profile is ready (you'll receive an email confirmation), submit the Request for Initial I-20 e-form group via the RGlobal portal. This should be submitted at least three months prior to start of first academic term to ensure you receive your I-20 in time for a visa interview and arrival prior to your program start.
For students transferring into RBHS from another university in the U.S., please also follow the above steps.
Please note that, due to the structure of the Master of Science in Nursing program (MSN), we are unable to issue a form I-20 for study in the F-1 status. The MSN program cannot accommodate full-time enrollment, as required by the federal regulations pertaining to F-1 students. Foreign nationals wishing to be lawfully enrolled while pursuing the MSN at RBHS must have an alternate nonimmigrant classification that allows them to legally engage in studies. For more information pertaining to this issue, please contact a Designated School Official (DSO) at Rutgers Global International Student and Scholar Services - RBHS.
Change of Visa Status to F-1 or J-1 to Pursue Study at Rutgers +
Please note that Rutgers Global - ISSS does not provide primary admissions information and does not issue the Initial I-20 or DS-2019 for newly admitted international students on the New Brunswick campus. However, we can help you with questions regarding your immigration status in the United States before your arrival. For more information on changing status after being admitted, visit our Change of Status to F-1 or J-1 page.
Short-Term Non-Degree Students +
Visit our Short-Term Non-Degree Students page for more information about types of programs and how to apply.
RBHS short-term non-degree students need to submit this online form for our office to create a new international profile for you in our international student record database. Once your international profile is ready (you'll receive an email confirmation), submit the Request for Initial I-20 e-form group via the RGlobal portal. This should be submitted at least three months prior to start of first academic term to ensure you receive your I-20 in time for a visa interview and arrival prior to your program start.