F-1 On-Campus Employment

All students holding F-1 status are eligible for on-campus employment. Your form I-20 is sufficient proof of eligibility, and no additional authorization is required. You will, however, need to get a Social Security Number (for which an offer of employment letter is required.)

In general, on-campus employment for international students means that you are working:

  1. On Emory's campus;

  2. For Emory; and

  3. On Emory's payroll.

If these 3 conditions are not met—for example, if you would be working on campus but a professor or an organization other than Emory University would be paying you—please speak with your ISSS advisor first.

The following limitations also apply:

Note: F-1 students are not eligible to work off campus unless specifically authorized to do so. This authorization must be granted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) through an application to one of its service centers or by DHS through a suspension of its rules known as “special student relief.”