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International Students



International students are eligible for Student Assistants or Graduate Assistant positions. International Students must have a social security number on file at the Office of the Registrar before they can be hired in Workday. If the student does not have a social security number, they must apply for a social security number. Please review the ISSS Social Security Number Information page for detailed information on applying for a social security number.

International students are not required to be enrolled during the summer unless they are completing their course of study during that period. They must be admitted in a University of Miami degree program and may work during the summer provided they have or will be enrolled in the fall semester. Students in F-1 or J-1 status, who are degree-admitted, may be employed on-campus during the academic year after verification of their employment eligibility through International Student & Scholar Services.

Students may contact International Student & Scholar Services with questions regarding status or employment authorization at (305) 284-2928 or visit the office located in the University Center, Suite 2275.


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Find a Job

International students are eligible for Student Assistant or Graduate Assistant positions.

You can access job listings through the JobX system.

Apply for jobs directly on JobX.

Once you are offered a position at the University of Miami, complete Part 1 of the SSN Verification Form for On-Campus Employment and ask your on-campus employer to complete and sign Part 2. The SSN Verification Form is available on the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) website at: SSN Verification Form for On-Campus Employment

Keep in mind that you may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year. You may work full-time during spring break, summer, and winter break.

You may not begin on-campus employment more than 30 days prior to the actual start of classes upon initial entry to the U.S. to begin a new course of study.

Go to ISSS

Submit the SSN Verification Form and your Form I-94 to International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for processing. You may pick up the completed SSN Verification Form from ISSS in 5 business days.

Get a Social Security Number

International students who are eligible to work are required to apply for a SSN at a local Social Security Administration (SSA) office. Your UM ID number is not valid for employment purposes. If you are a new student, you may not take your application to the SSA office until you have been in the U.S. for a minimum of 10 days. Please note that you may not start working until you have your SSN.

When you apply for a SSN, you will need to present your:

  • Valid Passport
  • Foreign or US Driver’s License or your Birth Certificate
  • Form I-94 (you may obtain an electronic printout of your I-94 at I-94 )
  • Form I-20 or DS-2019
  • The completed SSN Verification Form from ISSS(see step 2).

At SSA, you will be asked to complete Form SS-5, Application for SSN. The name you enter on Form SS-5 must EXACTLY match the name reflected in your passport. You should request a receipt for verification that you have applied for a SSN.

Your Social Security card will be mailed to your home in approximately two weeks. The process may take up to two months if your records do not immediately appear in USCIS’s SAVE system (Systematic Alert Verification for Entitlements). View the ISSS Social Security Number Information page for additional information.

Go to Office of the Registrar

As soon as you have your SSN, submit a change of ID in person to the Office of the Registrar located on the First Floor of the University Center. Be sure to bring with you a photo ID and your newly issued SSN card.

Complete Onboarding Process in Workday

Once your social security number has been updated at the Registrar’s Office, and your employer initiates the hiring process in Workday, you will need to log in to Workday and click on Inbox to access your assigned onboarding tasks. Your onboarding tasks will include:

  • Review Documents

  • Complete Form I-9
    Follow the instructions provided on the Employment Eligibility Verification and Form I-9 Information. Once you complete Section I of the Form I-9, you will need to present original documents to the everifier in your department so that Section II of the Form I-9 and the e-verify process can be completed. If you will not graduate by the completion of studies date on your I-20 and plan to continue to work at UM, you must notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment of your extension so that they may update your I-20 end date in the Form I-9.

  • Add Payment Elections (Direct Deposit)
    As a student employee, you are encouraged to apply for direct deposit. Graduate Assistantships require that you apply for Direct Deposit.

  • Nonresident alien employees (International Students – F1 and J1) must complete the foreign national process with the Payroll Office at the time of first hire in Workday every calendar year. By completing this process, Payroll ensures employees are taxed appropriately and issued the correct tax statement at the end of the year.

    To begin the process, please submit your request for access to our Foreign National Information System (FNIS) from the following link (Access the link, complete the Employee Information, go to Payroll > Foreign National > Request Foreign National Information System (FNIS) Access > Select the Visa that you hold > provide the details and Submit)

    Once your request has been processed, you will receive a separate email directly from FNIS with instructions on how to log into the system, submit your information and provide the supporting documentation needed to complete the process.

    Questions regarding the foreign national process can be submitted electronically at the following link, by phone at 305-284-3004, or in person.

    The Payroll Office is located at: 1320 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 100.
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