How many hours can I work as a student in the UK?

Posted20 April 2017 UK Working Hours

Are you interested in earning a little extra spending money or improving your CV while studying in the UK? If so, it is important to be fully aware of what you can and cannot do on your student visa in regards to working in the UK.

Working as a student in the UK

During term time you can work for a maximum of:

  • 20 hours a week if you are on a study abroad programme at an "overseas higher education institution" in the UK
  • 10 hours a week if you are studying a course that is below degree level at a "higher education institution"
  • 10 hours a week if you have immigration permission as a Tier 4 (Child) Student

Your work conditions, including the maximum hours you can work during term-time, are normally printed on your visa sticker or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

Popular jobs for international students

If you are interested in finding part-time work in the UK, there are a variety of different options to choose from. Jobs such as a coffee shop barista or a clothing sales assistant are easy to come by, but why not enquire with your school about available positions? Many institutions have positions readily available for students, and it looks great on your CV as well!

Apply to study English in the UK

If you are interested in studying English in the UK, apply with SI-English today. We can help you apply and guarantee you an offer letter from a school within 24 hours.

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