Non-Degree (VSRCs, Visiting) Students
F-1 students are generally permitted to work part-time on premises of the school that issued their currently valid I-20, while they are attending that school and maintaining their F-1 status. On-campus employment is "incident to status", and does not require special authorization. On-campus employment is limited to 20 hours per week while school is in session, but can be full-time during official school breaks (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer breaks).
J-1 students are permitted to work part time on the premises of the school that issued their currently valid DS-2019, while they are attending school and maintaining their J-1 status. However, J-1 students MUST HAVE APROVAL their international student advisor in order to work on campus. If your DS-2019 is issued by Princeton University, you must contact the Davis International Center to request on-campus employment permission. To request employment permission, please submit the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Your last name:
Your first name:
Employer's name (e.g., Physics Department):
Employer's address (e.g., Jadwin Hall):
Job title (e.g. Assistant in Instruction):
Employment start date:
Employment end date:
Number of work hours per week:
NOTE: If your DS-2019 is issued by another organization (e.g., IIE), please contact that organization for information about employment authorization.
F-1/J-1 students at Princeton are permitted the following types of on-campus employment:
Work performed on campus in a student's academic department, the library, the computer center, or the housing office is acceptable. Work required by a scholarship, a fellowship, or an assistantship is also acceptable. Graduate students should note, however, that employment (other than an assistantship) is considered incompatible with full-time graduate studies. If students and their departments judge that part-time employment is both manageable and necessary, the student may be employed on campus.
• Other Employment on Princeton Premises
Work performed on campus (on Princeton's premises) for an outside contractor or firm may be considered on-campus employment ONLY if the employer provides direct services (bookstore, dining services, etc.) to students. The regulations state that employment with on-site commercial firms, such as a construction company building a school building, which do not provide direct student services is not deemed on-campus employment.
Non-Degree Visiting Students
• Visiting Student Research Collaborators (VSRCs)
As per the Graduate School Policy, VSRC may at the faculty member's discretion be appointed as an Assistant in Research (AR). A VSRC may not be appointed as an Assistant in Instruction (AI) nor be approved to hold any other kind of employment on or off campus.
• Other Non-Degree Students
As per the Graduate School Policy, non-degree students may not be appointed as Assistant in Instruction (AI) nor be approved to hold any other kind of employment on or campus.