Housing Information for International Students

  • Dear International Students:
    NJCU welcomes you. Our staff is available to help you prepare for your trip to the United States. If you plan to live on campus during your studies, you must apply for housing in our residence halls. Information about NJCU housing options is here. You can also visit the Residence Life webpage for more information.
    Step 1: Complete the on-line International Student Housing Application here 
      A non refundable ** $150 housing deposit is required to hold your space in a room.   The deposit can be paid by credit card. The credit card authorization form is here. Please fill out the form and return it by email to internationalstudents@njcu.edu 
    ** The deposit will be refunded ONLY if you are unable to attend NJCU because of a problem with your visa.
    Step 2: Complete the on line Emergency Information Form 
    Step 3: Submit Student Health Forms. You can return them by email to internationalstudents@njcu.edu.
    Things you need to know:
    General information and answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" are here: Please read! 
    The NJCU Residence Life Handbook explains all rules and policies related to housing. Please review it here 
    Check-in: The semester's move-in date is included in the letter you will receive after your housing has been approved. If absolutely necessary, you may check in up to TWO DAYS before the official move-in, but there is no food service on campus and there may be no other students in the Residence Halls. Please let us know well in advance if you need to arrive early so that we can make arrangements for you to access your room.
    Bed linens: We will provide you with bed linens, a shower curtain, and a pillow for a small fee ($20) to cover cleaning costs. Please let us know in advance if you would like a set of linens and a pillow. 
    Laundry: Each Residence hall is equipped with washers and dryers. There is no charge to use them. You must provide your own laundry detergent. 
    Your arrival on campus: Let us know your flight information as soon as possible so we can try to assist you with getting to campus from the Newark airport.
    Off- campus housing: NJCU cannot assist you with finding housing outside of the university. Like any major city, Jersey City has good and bad areas. Although you are free to live anywhere, we strongly suggest that you at least live on campus during your first semester so that you have time to learn about the region.
    Questions? Contact us or The Office of Residence Life