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F-1 On-Campus Employment

F-1 students may work up to 20 hours per week on campus when classes are in session, and over 20 hours per week during semester breaks and during the student's annual vacation term.

Work off campus must be authorized by an immigration coordinator in the Office of International Affairs.

On-campus employment includes work done as a teaching or research assistant as well as jobs in the school library, cafeteria, and administrative offices.

Students may work in restaurants on campus such as Wendy's in the Wexner Medical Center, the Fawcett Center and in the Ohio State Golf Course restaurant.

Students may work at Barnes & Noble, Office of Human Resources and the South Campus Gateway Arpartments. They may not work at any other business at the South Campus Gateway.

International students are not eligible for the federal “Work Study” program, which is a form of federal financial aid for domestic students.

On-campus employment is not permitted after graduation until Optional Practical Training (OPT) begins.


  • Click here for on-campus student jobs (non work-study) website.
  • Jobs are often available in libraries, the Ohio Union, RPAC, Dining Services, Blackwell Hotel, in academic departments, etc. Visit osu.edu for contact information.