On-Campus Employment

F-1 and J-1 international students sponsored by Rutgers have permission to work on-campus while pursuing their studies and maintaining their legal status. However, international students working in the New Brunswick campus must obtain an International Payroll Form from Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) to give to their on-campus employer before beginning work. To learn more about on-campus employment, social security, and receive the necessary forms, complete the online On-Campus Employment Workshop. If you are not able to access to the online workshop by clicking the link above, please submit an Online Workshop Access e-form via the RGlobal portal. 

J-1 students must report all on-campus employment to ISSS. J-1 students must complete the Employment Verification and Payroll Form for J-1 Students to update their SEVIS records for each employment opportunity. Please complete the online On-Campus Employment Workshop for further instructions.

Social Security Number

If you need to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) with your on-campus employment, you must complete the On-Campus Employment Verification Letter with your current employer ahead of time and request a Social Security Letter from our office. This process is covered in the Online On-Campus Employment Workshop.

Examples of on-campus employment at Rutgers include:

Graduate and teaching assistantships


Employment with a department, office, or unit at Rutgers

Employment with an outside company located on campus that provides direct services to students (such as a fast food establishment or bookstore)

If you are unsure if a position qualifies as on-campus employment, please consult with ISSS before accepting employment.

On-campus employment is limited to 20 hours per week when school is in session but may be unlimited during official vacation periods.

Authorization for on-campus employment for F-1 students is automatically terminated once a student completes his or her degree requirements. On-campus employment for J-1 students is only authorized during the time stated on the Employment Verification and Payroll Form for J-1 Students. J-1 students must submit an updated Employment Verification and Payroll Form for J-1 Students online through the RGlobal portal every time they change, add or extend a job on campus. Please submit an International Payroll Form Request when you have a new employment on campus. 



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