New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is offering students in Puerto Rico, who have been impacted by the Hurricane Maria, an opportunity to continue their studies providing an academic scholarship, free housing and a basic meal plan for the spring 2018 semester.

NJIT’s articulation agreement with the Ponce Health Science University in Puerto Rico is one example of a longstanding relationship the university has with Puerto Rico’s higher education community.

In order to be eligible for this opportunity, prospective students must apply by Jan. 1, 2018. Once accepted they will be enrolled in NJIT courses and receive an official NJIT transcript upon completion of the semester. All students are required to meet the criteria for admission and once admitted will be eligible for a special one-time academic scholarship.  

Up to 15 students will be provided a stipend to live on campus in residence halls and receive a free meal plan for the spring semester. The scholarship may be renewed, subject to academic performance. Accepted students will be responsible for paying for their own health insurance, travel expenses and books.  

All visiting students will have access to all campus facilities. It is required that all students complete FAFSA to receive support.  

The NJIT community will continue to support the efforts of Puerto Rico by collecting donations that will assist in defraying other related costs.

For more information on this program, please contact 973-596-3300.

About NJIT

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT is among the top U.S. polytechnic public universities in research expenditures, exceeding $130 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.

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