Student must first identify a host faculty member.*
If Faculty agree to host the student, submit the IVRS-Request Form.
If Faculty is not sure about wanting to host a student or what hosting entails, please refer to the F.A.Q. section.
RIT Global reviews the IVRS Request Form, then e-mails the faculty host with next steps. This e-mail will contain the following information:
1. The link to access the IVRS-Student Info Form. The Faculty host will send the student to fill out, complete and follow the instruction on the form to submit it.
2. Program dates, breakdown of estimated costs, and hosting expectations.
The Student will follow the instructions at the bottom of the IVRS-Student Info Form to submit the form and supporting documentation.
RIT Global will create a record for the student.
The International Student Services Office (ISS) will issue the I-20/DS2019** certificate necessary to apply for an F-1 or J-1** student visa.
RIT Global will be responsible for mailing the I-20/DS2019 certificate to the student.
Student will pay for SEVIS fee and proceed to apply for F-1 or J-1** visa. If there are any delays or issues with the visa process, student will inform RIT Global and ISS immediately.
Once Student is granted their F-1 or J-1** visa, they will be allowed in the country, no more than 30 days before the program start date as stated on their I-20/DS2019** certificate.
Once Student arrives in RIT, they will go to the ISS office and conduct their immigration check in. They will also attend a VRS Orientation organized by RIT Global and ISS.
*RIT Global and International Student Services can not select research students or provide matches for RIT faculty.
**DS2019 (J-1) will be issued only when determined as required by ISS.