International Students & Scholars
Updated Contact Information and Hours of Operation as of March 23, 2020
Kean University is now conducting remote education for students and remote work for employees to minimize the density of people on all Kean campuses and reduce the potential health risk to our community. Below are updated hours of operation and contact information for Center for International Studies.
If you are an international student in need of assistance, or if you need information on
study abroad opportunities, studying at Wenzhou-Kean University, or a travel learn
opportunity please contact us at…
Katsumi Kishida, Managing Assistant Director
Phone: (908) 737-0350
Hours: M-Th 8:00am-6:00pm, F-8:00am-5:00pm or by appointment
We continue to send important updates pertaining to your F-1/J-1 status via email as we receive guidance from SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program), please make sure to continue checking your Kean University email.
International Education provides opportunities to foreign students interested in earning college credits in the United States. We believe that the best way to enrich our community is not only by sending our students abroad, but also by welcoming the international community to our campuses in New Jersey.
All non immigrant visa holders (this includes F's, J's and H's) regardless of NJ residency are charged out-of-state tuition and fees. To view a list of the fees, please visit Tuition and Fees
Prospective F-1 Students
Select a category that describes your academic standing. Each contains steps that references to specific forms and procedures you will need to follow. Finally, grab a copy of your Welcome Guide. All forms can be found here:
Freshman | Transfer | Graduate
Current F-1 Students
Change of Status
F1 and J1 Student Support
Maintaining F-1 status
Scholarships and International Loans
Optional Practical Training
Current Student Forms
OPT and CPT
Each semester International Education hosts information sessions on OPT and CPT programs. The document below is a copy of the Spring 2018 session to help prepare you for any questions you may have between sessions. Always sign-up for an appointment when preparing your OPT/CPT paperwork. Sessions typically last at least 30 minutes. Be sure to leave enough time to complete all of the necessary paperwork. You should arrive to the office with copies of all of the documents you will need for your application. The office cannot make the copies for you. Email CIS@kean.edu to set up your OPT/CPT appointment.
Curriculum Practical Training Forms
Take a look at the links in the overview PDF to understand what additional documents you will need to bring to CIS for CPT.
To qualify for CPT it must be directly related to your major. Please review the entire CPT/OPT Overview Presentation.
Curriculum Practical Training
Optional Practical Training Forms
Take a look at the links in the overview PDF to understand what additional documents you will need to bring with you to your OPT meeting.
Advisor OPT Authorization
OPT Employment Verification Form (This is moving to an online platform within SEVIS. OPT Extension has already launched online for STEM)
OPT Application Package
If you are a student, please refer to the "Student" link to get started. If you are a researcher and/or professor, please refer to the "Scholar" to get started.
Finally, grab a copy of your Welcome Guide.
If you are interested in becoming an international scholar please review the scholar application requirements needed prior to obtaining an application for a DS-2019.
International Student Application
Social Security Number Form
Visiting Professor/Researcher Form