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 must obtain an International Payroll Form from the Center for Global Services to give to their on-campus employer before beginning work; this form is available only to students who attend the On-Campus Employment Workshop.

Examples of on-campus employment at Rutgers include:

  • Graduate and teaching assistantships
  • Fellowships
  • 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 an international student adviser at the Center for Global Services 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 is automatically terminated once a student completes his or her degree requirements.