The International Students Office (ISO) serves approximately 3,800 international students who attend MIT, 1000 newly admitted MIT students, and 600+ dependents, and 1,100+ alumni with post-completion employment authorization. The ISO provides the following services:
The ISO also sponsors events and programs to help students adjust to life in the US and at MIT, and provides counseling related to emergencies and unexpected immigration problems.
The ISO reports administratively to the Office of Dean for Graduate Education.
If you have questions about international student admissions, degree programs, billing, financial aid, or housing, please visit those specific MIT pages. For additional graduate student services, see also the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education and the Graduate Student Council. Please send other questions and comments about international student life at MIT to .
The ISO’s business hours are 9am to 4pm (EST), Monday to Friday. The office is closed Wednesday mornings from 10am to 11:30am.