International Students & Scholars

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International students and exchange visitors are an important part of Yeshiva University's vibrant community. More than 500 students and scholars from over 50 countries enroll each year at the graduate and undergraduate level or join the Yeshiva's community to teach and perform research.

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS) provides international students and scholars with immigration support and assistance with cultural adjustment, to help you achieve your educational goals.

The OISS also acts as a liaison with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure University-wide legal compliance with government immigration regulations and reporting requirements. Please feel free to contact the OISS by phone 646.592.4203 or email.

**THE WILF CAMPUS OFFICE HAS MOVED TO FURST HALL, ROOM 413**


The 2019 Annual NAFSA Conference is scheduled for May 26 through May 31.  In order to allow advising staff to attend, document processing will be suspended from Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31. During this time, the office will remain open.  All applications may be submitted to oiss@yu.edu  The inbox will be monitored regularly. Document processing will resume on Monday June 3, 2019. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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SEVIS Fee Increases take effect June 24, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finalized changes to fees charged by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to international students, exchange visitors and SEVP-certified schools. The new fees will take effect June 24, 2019.
Fee increases include:

  • The I-901 SEVIS Fee for F and M international students will increase from $200 to $350.
  • The I-901 SEVIS Fee for J exchange visitors will increase from $180 to $220.

Regulation requires all prospective international students and exchange visitors to pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee before the U.S. Department of State issues a visa. Students and exchange visitors who pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee prior to the fee implementation date, but before they obtain a visa or enter the United States, will not need to pay the difference between the new fee and the old fee. Students and exchange visitors will continue to pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee on FMJfee.com. 


Post-completion Work Permission and Internships:

  • Extensive information about work authorization is on the OISS website.
  • Summer Internships: Whether your internship is paid or unpaid, the majority of F-1 students will require Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization.
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT): Students who will graduate in May 2019 and plan to apply for OPT, will find all the information on the OISS website.  Please familiarize yourself with the basic information. In addition, the OISS will be presenting OPT information sessions staring later this month (February).  OPT authorization is taking at least 3 to 5 months. Plan ahead!

Summer Travel

If you are travelling this summer, remember to check your I-20 or DS-2019 for a travel signature. Read on for complete travel information

Get Most Recent I-94

I-94 FAQ

Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J and M Nonimmigrants (effective 8/9/18)