International Students

Prospective students wishing to enroll at the School of Dental Medicine under the F-1 or J-1 student status, must contact the RBHS Office of International Services to apply for the Form I-20. If you are currently in the United States in a non-immigrant status (such as H-4, A-1, or L-2 status), you may be able to study in your current status. To find out if you can engage in studies while in your current status, visit http://rbhs.rutgers.edu/internationalservices/f_1/form_I-20.shtml. There are two different ways in which you can obtain F-1 status:

1) Travel and re-entry: Travel outside of the US, obtain an F-1 or J-1 visa, and reenter using the new visa. This option would allow you to immediately have F-1 or J-1 status when you reenter the US. It also gives you the visa you will need for any future entry to the US. For current Visa appointment and waiting times, visit http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html.

2) Change of Status: Submit a change of status application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within the US and do not travel outside of the US again until your change of status application has been approved. This option can take nine to twelve months to be approved.

International students wishing to obtain a Form I-20 in order to be in F-1 status must provide evidence of readily available funds for the first year of studies and evidence of a source of funding for consequent years of study. You can view the application form on our website.

For additional information on the process for obtaining an I-20 and F-1 status, please contact the RBHS Office of International Services at 973-972-6138 or visit their website at http://rbhs.rutgers.edu/internationalservices/index.shtml

RUTGERS SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PROPOSED 1-20 AND VISA APPLICATIONS PROGRAM START DATE MARCH 28

NONIMMIGRANT STATUS

1-20 APPLICATON DEADLINE

VISA APPLICATION DEADLINE

CHANGE OF STATUS APPLICATION DEADLI NE

OUTSIDE THE U.S.

DECEMBER 30

JANUARY 30

N/A

B-1/B2/F-2

FEBRUARY 28 OF THE YEAR PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM START DATE

N/A

MARCH 27 OF THE YEAR PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM START DATE

ALL OTHER NONIMMIGRANT CLASSIFICATIONS

DECEMBER 30

N/A

JANUARY 30

TRANSFER OF THE F-1 STATUS

DECEMBER 30

N/A

N/A

PREPARED BY YBW 12/01/15