As an F-1 and J-1 international student, you are allowed to work on-campus while studying at UMSL.

To find an on-campus job, use Handshake hosted by UMSL Career Services.


During the Fall and Spring semesters, you can work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week.

During the Spring, Summer and Winter breaks, you can work more than 20 hours per week up to a maximum of 28 hours per week. The UMSL Breaks are scheduled as follows:

Spring Break: March 28, 2021-April 3, 2021

Summer Break: May 16, 2021-August 21, 2021

Winter Break: December 17, 2021-January 15, 2022