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Student Employment

Working on campus is a great way to help pay for your educational expenses and gain valuable work experience.

UB offers many employment opportunities for international students to help them attend university while learning valuable skills and building their professional network.

International students on the F-1 student visa

When classes are in session

During school breaks


Up to 20 hours per week

Up to 40 hours per week


NOT PERMITTED to work off campus unless you have special permission from the government

NOT PERMITTED to work off campus unless you have special permission from the government

Finding employment opportunities

The UB Career Services office provides many resources to assist you in finding on-campus work.

  • On-campus jobs are posted on the Career Services website so that you can search for available positions.
  • Career Services will help you write a resume and provides interview practice with professional feedback.
  • Typical on-campus jobs include working in offices, laboratories, libraries, residence halls (hostels) and dining facilities.

Most on-campus jobs pay minimum wage (sometimes more depending on the type of work). Even working the maximum allowed hours will not provide sufficient income to pay for your tuition and living costs, however. Please do not plan to work on campus as a way to pay for your education. Rather, use on-campus work to supplement your parents’ contributions to help cover personal expenses and provide pocket money.

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