International Students & Scholars

Our office is here to assist international students and scholars with questions about studying, living and working at Towson University and the Baltimore metropolitan area.


Towson University is home to over 400 international students from over 80 countries and to 30 foreign faculty, exchange scholars, and visiting faculty each year. The International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) provides documents, services, and programs essential to a culturally diverse academic environment that enhances international learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.  

Towson University is committed to our international students

A message of affirmation for our entire student community - President Schatzel July 15, 2020

Contacting the International Students and Scholars Office

Per Towson University recommendations, the ISSO staff continues to work remotely.

Wherever possible, we aim to maintain our services. We will still be: answering e-mails, processing requests made through the ISSO Portal, and available for Zoom appointments.

Currently, our office is sending out electronic I-20s to Towson University email accounts. 

Please contact us at this time via e-mail: Due to the volume of messages, please allow 2-3 business days for us to respond to your emails.  

International Tigers

News & Events

F-1 continuing students may study online

Update 7/14/2020. Continuing F-1 students may student online from inside or outside U.S. and maintain status. 



International Student Orientation (Initial spring 2021 students only)

January 20, 2021 10:00am


Critical academic and immigration information provided. Additional student requirements clarified (secure link previously provided through student email)






Accessibility & Disability Services (ADS)

 If you are an enrolled (current) student with a documented disability, you may request accommodations through ADS. Accommodations may include testing accommodations and use of the Testing Services Center, note-taking assistance, sign language interpreting and captioning for deaf students, alternate formats for print materials, assistive technology, para-transit registration and internship accommodations.

If you are a prospective student or applicant, please contact ADS for information about services and accommodations available as a current student.

Contact Information

International Student and Scholar Office

Psychology Building 408

Remote Operation Hours During Spring 2021: Monday- Friday: 8 am-5 pm

Office Access: Mondays 10 am - 2 pm
Limited office accessibility; students should call if planning to visit