Separate Student and Scholar Team Services

Our office has one team that assists students and another that assists scholars. Below we define what is a student and what is a scholar. Please refer to the contact info section for the appropriate team according to your classification.

If you are still unsure whether you are classified as either a student or a scholar in our office, please call our general phone line (765-494-5770) or email We can then let you know your classification and refer you to the appropriate team.

Once you know your classification, you can refer to the appropriate section below regarding how to obtain additional services.

Student Services

Our International Student Services team assists international students admitted to a Purdue University academic program. Such students would be registered fulltime at Purdue University toward completing a degree or Study Abroad program.

Please refer to our Contact Student Services site for contact options.

Scholar Services

The International Scholar Services team supports international faculty, staff, postdocs and scholars holding visa status where the primary activity is employment or research, such as

  • H-1B
  • E-3
  • TN
  • O-1
  • J-1 Research Scholar
  • J-1 Short-Term Scholar
  • J-1 Visiting Undergraduate Student (Student Intern)

Please refer to our Contact Scholar Services site for contact options.

Please note the International Scholar Services team cannot provide any guidance relating to any aspect of F-1 or J-1 student status, Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Academic Training (AT). 


Mailing Address

Office of International Students and Scholars
Purdue University
Schleman Hall of Student Services, Room #136
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050

Please note this address is for mail only. The International Student Services team and International Scholar Services team are housed in different buildings. 

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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