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As part of Northwestern’s Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (OISS) advances globalization by supporting international students and scholars through orientation, immigration services, advocacy, and outreach. OISS is committed to providing culturally sensitive services of the highest quality. We strive to create an environment conducive to successful educational, personal, and professional experiences.

Whether you are a prospective student, an employee, a student already enrolled in an academic program, a visitor, a department contact, or a member of the greater-Northwestern community, we hope to provide you with information, services, and answers to your questions.

Our Role

We serve Northwestern's international student and scholar population.

International students and scholars at Northwestern


The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS) maintains annual statistics and trends on Northwestern's international student, employee, and visitor population. These reports are a snapshot of the international community at Northwestern from the past several years, typically published in the Spring term.

Our Services

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Who We Are

Find contact information for our OISS department administrators and advisors, along with the specific audiences we serve.

Our Staff
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Where to Find Us

View information about our office locations and hours.

Our Office

Stay Informed

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OISS Newsletters

Read the most recent international student & scholar newsletters from the OISS:

 OISS Newsletters

Programming & Events

Open Office Hours with HR Foreign Tax Team
12:00 PM International Student and Scholar Services, 630 Dartmouth Place
International students and scholars  employed by Northwestern University or those receiving a scholarship/fellowship fro...
Web-in Wednesdays for International Students
12:00 PM
Join OISS advisors on Zoom on Wednesdays from 12pm-4pm to ask an international student advisor quick questions. Please n...
J-1 Scholar Orientation
12:00 PM
This online orientation is for newly arrived international J-1 scholars and for those that would like to review specific...