F-1 Student Employment
F-1 students are eligible to work on campus. See On-Campus Employment for full details. During the Fall and Spring semesters you may work part time (20 hours per week or less). During the Summer semester and authorized breaks, you may be eligible to work more hours.
F-1 student status includes the possibility for off-campus work benefits after being enrolled full-time at USF for 2 consecutive semesters, if they meet the eligibility requirements. See Off-Campus Employment for details.
J-1 Student Employment
J-1 students may work on-campus with prior written approval from their program sponsor (the institution that issued their DS-2019). All on-campus work, including assistantships, is limited to a combined total of 20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring Semesters. See On-Campus Employment for details.
J-1 students may begin applying for off-campus work benefits prior to or after completion of their academic objective or degree program, if they meet the eligibility requirements. See Academic Training for details. If you obtain off-campus work authorization from your non-USF sponsor, please provide proof of the authorization to our office.
J-2 Dependent Employment
J-2 visa holders may apply for work permission from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Permission is granted in the form of an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with authorized dates of employment. Applications take up to four months for approval. J-2 will need to make an appointment with International Services to file for employment authorization.
Other Visa Types Employment
Employment options for other visa types that are not F/J are very limited and differ by each visa type. If you have questions about your employment options, please contact an International Student Advisor.
Information for University Units
For information about employing an international student please see Hiring International Students
Information for Employers
For information about employing an international student please see What Employers Should Know About Hiring International Students