Office of International Student and Scholar Services
Advising and supporting Northwestern’s international students, faculty, staff and scholars
By the Numbers
International students make up 20% of Northwestern's student body and enrich the academic experience of all students by contributing to the cultural diversity of our campus. Each year, Northwestern also hosts hundreds of international scholars, who contribute to more than 20 disciplines.
Learn about visa options and the application process.
OISS helps students apply for off-campus work authorization (permission) during their academic programs (CPT) and after completing their degrees (OPT).
Learn more about eligibility, application procedures and processing times for:
Living in the US
Find guidance and resources as you adjust to life at Northwestern and the United States.
How can we help?
Advisors are available via email, telephone and scheduled appointments
OISS is open 12 - 4 PM Monday through Friday. We continue to provide services online and via phone.
News & Events
In a university announcement issued December 1, 2022, Northwestern provides an update on the COVID-19 landscape at Northwestern including the university guidelines that will apply upon return from Winter Recess. Read the full announcement here: