J-1 Student Status | Employment
in J Student Status | J -1 Forms
- Student must be admitted to a degree program or a non-degree program
that has a predetermined educational objective in which they will be
- The student or the exchange program in which they are participating
in must be:
- funded directly or indirectly by the U.S. Government, the studentís
home government, an international organization of which the United
States is a member by treaty or statute,
- is substantially supported by funding from any source other than
personal or family funds (i.e. U of MN assistantship), or
- is carried out pursuant to a written agreement between:
- An American and foreign educational institution
- An American educational institution and a foreign government
- A U.S. state or local government and a foreign government
- Student is required to have health insurance for themselves and their
dependents that meets the minimum requirements by J regulations during
their entire stay in the U.S. For more information, go to the J-1
J-1 student status
- Student must study at the educational institution that is listed on
- Student must be full-time. Full-time is 6 credits per semester for
Graduate students, 12 credits per semester for continuing undergraduates,
non-degree, and professional school students, and 13 credits for newly
admitted Fall 2002 undergraduates including transfers.
Employment in J student status
authorization can only be issued by the sponsoring agency that issued
the studentís DS-2019. Below are the work options for J-1 students whose
DS-2019's were issued by the University of Minnesota (academic programs
only). If the DS-2019 was issued by another agency, the student must contact
that agency for information about work authorization.
- Authorization not necessary for 50%-time employment or less if your
DS-2019 was issued by the University of Minnesota and your paycheck is
issued by the U of M. However, your financial sponsor may require you
to seek approval for employment from them.
- Includes student employment jobs and graduate assistantships. _ Can
begin working first semester at the University if registered.
- Must be considered a full-time student by registration or valid Exception
From Full Course of Study Form must be submitted. 2. Hours limited to
50% (20 hours per week) during the academic year, and 100% (40 hours
per week) during vacation periods or with full-time academic training
authorization from the office that issued your DS-2019.
- For student
employment, go to the web. Check frequently! (International students
are not eligible for "work study" jobs.)
- For graduate assistantships, jobs are posted: -on the Graduate Assistants
Office Web site. -in your academic department.
For additional information Please see:
Work Options for
Student on J-1 Visa:- Academic Training, On campus
Work, Off-campus work Permission, work permisson Based on economic necessity.