Office of International Students & Scholar Services

Orient yourself to a new country and school. Discover our extensive international students' support network.

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The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (OISS) assists over 1600 international students, scholars and their dependents in Rutgers University - Newark through the following services:

  • Orientation programs for new international students
  • Advising F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors on maintaining legal status
  • Maintaining accurate SEVIS records
  • Employment authorization
  • Liaison services with state/federal agencies
  • Cultural events
  • Referrals to other Rutgers offices
  • Consultation for University offices on immigration issues


The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (OISS) is the primary resource center, striving always for excellence in service to the international community of Rutgers University - Newark.


  • Advise international students and scholars on compliance with immigration laws and regulations;
  • Provide support to international students and scholars in cultural and social adjustment; Foster effective cross-cultural communications and mutual understanding;
  • Assist academic departments in their international initiatives and help nurturing growth of international programs;
  • Ensure institutional compliance to immigration regulations governing enrollment of F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors.

Key Contacts

Honors Living Learning Community (HLLC)226 & 227
48 New StreetNewarkNJ07102

OISS In-Person Walk-In Hours:

* No appointment necessary. *
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED

Virtual one-on-one appointments available at  Rutgers Newark - OISS (