International Student Housing

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Your Home Away From Home

Students can live in one of the three residences and enjoy the opportunity to experience campus life, meeting new people and learning in a multicultural environment outside the classroom. The residences are conveniently located close to classes, library, athletics and fitness center, and campus events. Housing is available to all interested students.

Each student Residence offers personal coverage, 24 hour security, on-site laundry, kitchen, study rooms, computer labs, and computer capabilities online. Meal plans are included and campus housing residents are invited to participate in a variety of service to the educational community and recreational programs offered by the Office of Residence Life.

  • Live close to New York City, without the high living cost of New York
  • Live on campus and meet American students

More information on Housing

Applying for Housing

If you plan to live on campus during your studies, you must apply for housing. Information about NJCU housing options is HERE.

Step 1:

To apply for housing, click HERE.

  • Note: You can submit an application without a Gothic ID#. If you do not know your Gothic ID#, enter "0000000" or any 7 digits.

  • You do not need your NJCU email. You can enter your personal email.

  • You can apply for housing even if you are not registered for classes yet. Disregard this notice in the application

  • A non refundable ** $150 housing deposit is required to hold your space in a room. The deposit can be paid by credit card. For payment information email

** The deposit will be refunded ONLY if you are unable to attend NJCU because of a problem with your visa.

Step 2:

Submit Student Health Forms. You can return them by email to

Things you need to know:

  • Move-in: The semester's move-in date is included in the letter you will receive after your housing has been approved. If necessary, you may check in one day before the official move-in. For example, if move-in day is September 1, you can check in to your room on August 31 and September 1. 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.
  • 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: If you fly to Newark airport (EWR) will we provide transportation to NJCU on the official move-in day and the day before. For example, if move-in day is September 1, we will assist you with transportation from Newark airport on August 31 and September 1.
  • 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.