Step foot on campus and feel a great sense of belonging and community. Rutgers is home to students from 113 nations. Explore the many ways that Rutgers will help you adapt to your new home away from home.

International Student Orientation

Make new friends and adjust to life in the U.S. and Rutgers during this fun-filled six-day summer event. You'll attend workshops, dinners, social activities, and take trips to New York City or Philadelphia for a day of sightseeing!

1500+ international students attend fall orientation programs each year!


The student body is highly diverse and I have met people from so many ethnicities and regions of the world, and also from all walks of life.
Ritika R.
New Delhi, India
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
What I like about Rutgers is that the community accepts everyone.
Win L.
Physics and Mathematics

International Living-Learning Communities

Live in a residence hall with other international students, pair up with a Rutgers student mentor, and participate in programs and events that are focused on sharing global cultures.

Rutgers Day

International Students Currently Enrolled on Campus

Trips to New York City; traditional American holiday celebrations; camping and skiing at nearby mountain ranges, and more await you. Check out our Global Roommate Program and International Community.

International Friendship Program

Practice your English language skills with other international students, celebrate American holidays with host families, obtain career advice from international alumni, and attend a variety of programs that promote cross-cultural learning!

To help international students adapt and make friends in a new country, a welcome party and speed-friending event are offered each semester.

Interested in Applying?

Use the Correct Application

There are different applications for different types of students. The Coalition Application may be an option.

Learn About Credentials Required of International Students

From English proficiency exam scores to transcripts, make sure you know what to submit with your application.

Already Admitted?

Get Ready for an Unparalleled Adventure!