Regulations Regarding Employment
All students should receive approval from their department and advisor prior to taking any amount of employment outside of their graduate studies.
All students receiving financial aid are required to consult with their department as well as their financial aid officer before undertaking any employment, as paid employment may affect financial aid eligibility.
GSAS students who are enrolled full-time ordinarily may not undertake any position of employment outside their graduate studies that obligates them to more than 17 hours of work per week.
Students and their spouses in the United States on temporary non-immigrant visas are expected to fully understand and comply with applicable regulations concerning employment permitted under their visas. Before making plans for employment in the United States, international students should consult with the Harvard International Office to determine employment eligibility.