Work Study

The Work Study Program is coordinated by the Career Center to provide AUC academic and administrative departments/offices with the opportunity to temporarily hire undergraduate and graduate students for varying needs and positions. 

The program provides support to the departments in various missions such as day-to-day tasks, new projects, and research that all contribute to AUC's long-term vision of academic excellence.

Meanwhile, the Work Study Program gives students the opportunity to work on campus, physically or virtually, in an effort to gain hands-on working experience while complimenting their educational pursuits and developing their technical and soft skills.

  • Announcement
    Post opportunities on CareerWEB - AUC's online career management system. This applies to departments with returning students as well. 

    Screening and Selection
    Interview shortlisted applicants and report final selection of students on CareerWEB.

    Check the dates and deadlines section for the timeline.

  • Work Study Categories

    Students can apply for one or more of the following categories provided that they meet the eligibility criteria:

    • Work Study Support
    • Undergraduate Classroom Support
    • Undergraduate Research Intern


    Students - Egyptian and international - who are interested in participating in the program should be full-time students; graduate students must be enrolled in at least one course, as follows:


    Minimum GPA

    Class Level

    Work Study Support - Undergraduates


    All undergraduate students

    Work Study Support - Graduates


    All graduate students

    Undergraduate Classroom Support


    Juniors, seniors and graduating seniors

    Undergraduate Research Intern


    Juniors, seniors and graduating seniors

    Important Note: Students who are receiving Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship will not be entitled for the Work Study payment as per the scholarship rules.

    Compensation Rate

    • Undergraduate students: EGP 50 per hour
    • Graduate students: EGP 75 per hour


  • Work Study hours are determined each semester in accordance with the student's class schedule. Students typically work 8 - 10 hours per week. There is a maximum number of Work Study hours that a student is allowed to complete per semester as follows:

    Undergraduate Students:

    • Fall/Spring: Maximum of 120 hours
    • Summer: Maximum of 80 hours
    • Winter: Maximum of 40 hours

    Graduate Students:

    The maximum number of hours depends on the number of courses students are enrolled in:

    • One course: Maximum of 40 hours
    • Two courses: Maximum of 80 hours
    • Three or more courses: Maximum of 120 hours

    Important Notes:

    • The above are the maximum allowed hours per semester; however, departments that submit fund requests should abide by the hours approved by the Career Center.
    • Students will be compensated for the maximum number of hours that they are entitled to work in any number of departments.
  • Fund Request
    In order to post your work-study opportunity and request funds, the contact person in each department needs to do the following:

    • Log into CareerWEB
    • When adding the posting, indicate the total number of hours requested for all students for this position.
    • Kindly note that the approved amount is based on the previously requested budget vs. the actually consumed budget in addition to fund availability.

    At the end of the semester, the Career Center will send to the department contact person a compiled list of the selected students in order for the contact person to insert the number of hours that students have worked. 

    In order for the students' payments to be processed, the department must submit the above and the student must complete the student evaluation on CareerWEB.

  • Activity 

    Fall 2023 

    Winter 2024 

    Spring 2024 

    Summer 2024 

    Work Study Program Launch for Departments

    Aug. 29, 2023

    Dec. 18, 2023

    Jan. 23, 2024

    May 28, 2024

    Work Study Start Date

    Sep. 3, 2023

    Jan. 2, 2024

    Feb. 4, 2024

    June 4, 2024

    Work Study Program Launch for Students

    Sep. 7, 2023

    Dec. 24, 2023

    Feb. 12, 2024

    June 6, 2024

    Fund Request Submission Deadline

    Sep. 21, 2023

    Jan. 3, 2024

    Feb. 13, 2024

    June 11, 2024

    Selection Deadline

    Nov. 5, 2023

    Jan. 17, 2024

    Mar. 26, 2024

    June 24, 2024

    Evaluation Deadline

    Dec. 6, 2023

    Jan. 22, 2024

    May 16, 2024

    July 22, 2024

    Work End Date

    Dec. 11, 2023

    Jan. 23, 2024

    May 20, 2024

    July 24, 2024


Work Study Contact 

workstudy@aucegypt.edu | tel 2615.3790

Career Center 
The American University in Cairo | Campus Center | Room 1020 

Important Note: It is the sole responsibility of the department/ office's supervisor to set a structured system of tracking work conducted and number of hours of the students who join the work study program. It is strongly recommended to align early with students so as not to exceed maximum allowed hours within the department/office's approved budget. Since the Work Study fund is distributed to many departments/offices across campus, any additional hours that exceed the approved budget shall be compensated from the department's budget and not from the Career Center Work Study fund.

The Career Center is not accountable for settling any disputes that might be caused due to unfair compensation to students who have worked additional hours beyond the approved budget.