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

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