F-1 Student

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An international student who has been issued an F-1 student visa is allowed to enter the United States and maintain status as a full time student at an accredited academic institution. International students on an F-1 student visa are funded by personal sources or sponsored by the University. 

Spring 2020 International Student Orientation Information

Current F-1 Student
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A current F-1 student is an international student who is actively maintaining legal F-1 status at Rutgers – Newark. See below some of the helpful tools you'll need as an active F-1 student:

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Newly Admitted F-1/J-1 Student
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Congratulations on your acceptance to Rutgers University - Newark! Welcome to our international community of over 1600 international students and scholars from more than 70 countries!

Below is the information to assist you in going through the process from obtaining your F-1/J-1 student visa to enrolling at Rutgers - Newark as an international student.

  1. Preparing Financial Documentation
  2. Obtaining Form I-20/DS-2019
  3. Paying SEVIS I-901 Fee
  4. Applying for a Student Visa to Enter the U.S.
  5. Immunization Requirement
  6. Housing
  7. Entering The United States
  8. Transportation Options from Airports to Local Residences
  9. Banks Near Rutgers University Newark
  10. Information about Paying Tuition and Fees
  11. International Student Orientation
  12. Online Check-in with OISS
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Key Contacts

Conklin HallRoom 216
175 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102

OISS Walk-In Hours:

* No appointment necessary. Walk-in to submit/collect requests. *
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED


OISS Advising Hours:

* No appointment necessary to speak to an advisor. *
Monday: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Wednesday: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED


Location: Rutgers University - Newark, Conklin Hall, Room 216