Services for International Students and Scholars

Welcome International Students and Scholars!

Northeastern University hosts over 13,000 international students and scholars from 147 different nations across the world.

The Office of Global Services (OGS) is an active resource for Northeastern University’s community of international students, scholars, and their families. We provide professional expertise and support from the time of admission to after graduation.  Our staff’s commitment ensures that our community maintains compliance through their immigration, academic, and employment experiences.

The OGS collaborates with students, scholars, and other offices at Northeastern to enhance the international character of the university. We help our community build connections and share their values and stories across the university and throughout Boston.

Subscribe to the Office of Global Services (OGS) newsletter to learn about information sessions and other events.

Notice for all International Students, Faculty and Staff regarding Travel

Northeastern University requires all students, and highly recommends all faculty and staff, to enter their travel itinerary and housing accommodations into “My Travel Plans,” also called the traveler registry.

This allows the university to communicate directly with travelers if unexpected events or conditions create circumstances that might pose health or safety risks. In addition, it enables on-campus resources and external support providers to better respond to students, faculty, and staff who may need medical or security assistance.

List of Immigration Attorneys and Pro-Bono Legal Services

Updates and Events

For complete and updated information about the Presidential Executive Order, please visit the Northeastern Executive Order Site. You can also visit the Department of State Website to find our more about the specifics of the travel ban.

Feb. 5 –    President Aoun’s Statement

OGS Events


Represented at Northeastern in 2015/2016

  • 3242
  • 3,898
  • 5,187
  • 6,486
  • 7,705
  • 9,078
  • 10,559
  • 11,702
  • 13,201

International population over time


International population in academic year 2016/2017

Meet Northeastern Students

Hrutu Banginwar

My name is Hrutu Banginwar and I was born and brought up in India. I came to Northeastern Undeclared as a part of the Explore Program which gave me an opportunity to explore various major options before officially declaring my major. As a second-year student, I now have declared Business with a concentration in Finance and plan to combine it with Psychology. I plan to pursue something in the field of Social Entrepreneurship in the future.

Fenna Hasche

I am a senior pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in International Affairs. I am originally from Stade, Germany but have grew up on three continents, developing a passion for travelling. I have completed two Dialogues of Civilizations, one to Italy and another to Japan and am looking forward to a third to Brazil and Peru. I have also completed two co-ops; one in Germany and another in Boston.