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

The Work Study positions differ from one department to another depending on the nature of the work in each department and the level of technical skills required to complete the assigned tasks. 

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. All departments should add the total number of hours needed from all students in the required position while creating the Work Study posting.

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

    Evaluation and Payment
    Complete evaluation and payment procedures required for compensating students.

    Check the dates and deadlines section for the timeline.

  • Students - Egyptian and International - who are interested in participating in the program should meet the following general eligibility criteria during the semester they are considering to join the Work Study Program:

    • Undergraduate students: Must be a full-time enrolled student, GPA 2.0 or above

    • Graduate students: Must be enrolled in at least one course, GPA 3.0 or above

    • Non-degree students: Must be a full-time enrolled student

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

    Check the Work Study categories table for additional eligibility criteria depending on the position’s category.

  • 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:
    A 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


    • 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 ONLY be compensated for the maximum number of hours that they are entitled to work.

  • The Work Study supervisor is required to submit a mandatory evaluation for every student's performance before the end of each semester filling in the number of hours completed by the student. If supervisors fail to complete the evaluation by the deadline, students will not be compensated. Evaluation and payment instructions and deadlines are communicated every semester to announce departments’ contact persons.

  • Activity

    Fall 2022

    Winter 2023

    Spring 2023

    Summer 2023

    Work Study Program Launch for Departments

    Aug 21, 2022

    Dec 19, 2022

    Jan 25, 2023

    May 30, 2023

    Work Study Start Date

    Sept 4, 2022

    Jan 2, 2023

    Feb 1, 2023

    Jun 6, 2023

    Work Study Program Launch for Students

    Sept 8, 2022

    Jan 5, 2023

    Feb 8, 2023

    Jun 8, 2023

    Fund Request Submission Deadline

    Sept 18, 2022

    Jan 9, 2023

    Feb 15, 2023

    Jun 13, 2023

    Selection Deadline

    Nov 2, 2022

    Jan 16, 2023

    Mar 29, 2023

    Jun 27, 2023

    Evaluation Deadline

    Dec 7, 2022

    Jan 23, 2023

    May 15, 2023

    Jul 18, 2023

    Work End Date

    Dec 12, 2022

    Jan 23, 2023

    May 22, 2023

    Jul 18, 2023


Work Study Contact 


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