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 self-funded or sponsored by other personal sources.  See menu options below. 

Current F-1 Student

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:

Pre and Post-arrival Information for Newly Admitted F-1/J-1 Student

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!

See all the menu options for 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.

Proof Of Funding For Form I-20/DS-2019

In order to study in the U.S. in student visa status, international students are required to document financial resources adequate to meet the full costs of educational and living expenses for themselves and, if applicable, dependents. To obtain Certificates of Eligibility for Non-immigrant Status (Form I-20 for F-1 student visa and DS-2019 for J-1 exchange visitor visa), students must provide financial documentation certifying available funds for the first full year of study in the minimum amounts specified below as required for current academic year (amounts may vary and are subject to increase). Add $5000 for spouse and $3750 for each child if dependents are coming in F-2 or J-2 status. Students should understand clearly that it is the students' own responsibility to obtain sufficient funding to cover tuition, fees, health insurance and personal expenses for their education at Rutgers University Newark, even future years' funding is not required for visa purpose! 

If funding is provided by a sponsor other than Rutgers University or the student, the sponsor’s relationship to the student must be identified and the sponsor’s intent to support the student must be expressed in writing. The document must be issued no more than 9 months prior to program start date. For students beginning in the Fall (September) semester, any bank statement issued before January 1 is not acceptable.

Financial documentation can be in the form of bank statement, offer letter for scholarship, teaching assistantship, graduate assistantship, fellowship or employment. Scanned copy is acceptable, but it must be on official letterhead or business form. It must be in English or accompanied by certified English translation. Bank statement must be for a checking, savings or time deposit account. Brokerage, stock or equities funds, real estate and/or any non-liquid assets may not be included.

Costs vary depending on academic levels and programs. Download the Financial Statement Forms below for details: 

International Student Financial Statement Form for Undergraduate Programs 

International Student Affidavit of Financial Support Form for Rutgers Business School Masters Programs (except for Master of Information Technology)

International Student Affidavit of Financial Support Form for Master of Information Technology (MIT) Program

Certification of Funds Form for International Graduate Students for all Other Master's Programs Not Specified Above and Doctorate Programs

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