The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) supports international students and scholars, including faculty members, research associates, postdoctoral research fellows, visiting scholars or physicians. OISS provides information to assist you in obtaining a visa, arriving on campus and adjusting to life in St. Louis.

Key Resources

Working at WashU

Find resources about work authorization and WashU’s payroll process.

Social Security Numbers

Find information on how to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN).

English Language Support

Access courses offered throughout the university to help you enhance your English language skills for academic and professional communication.

Filing Taxes in the U.S.

Find resources on filing taxes in the U.S.

U.S. Tax Obligations for International Students & Scholars

Learn about how to file your taxes as an international student or scholar.

Resources for Postdoctoral Appointees

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs provides additional resources to assist international postdoctoral appointees.


Check-in or visit OISS during advising hours.

Danforth campus OISS OFFICE
medical campus oiss office