Part time work option in UK for international students

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Piyush Kohli
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Aug 13, 2021 21:00 IST

Part time work option in UK for international students

Recently UK relaxed post-study work visa (graduate route visa) rules for international students. This will allow international as well as Indian students to stay in the UK for work after finishing their studies. However, there are certain rules regarding part-time work in the UK for international students who went on a student visa. In case any international student doesn’t comply with the rules laid down by the UKBA, they risk facing deportation. Candidates can work on-campus or off-campus whatever opportunities they get. Following are the restrictions on working part-time while on UK student visa (Tier 4):

  • Maximum of 20 hours per week of paid/unpaid work for those studying at degree level or more
  • Maximum of 10 hours per week of paid/unpaid work during course term for language center students
  • The Student visa must be valid and issued for a full-time course

  • Full-time work is allowed during vacations
  • Students pursuing part-time courses are not allowed to work in the UK by authorities

  • You can’t work full time until you have received a work permit (Tier 2)
  • Self-employment  is not permitted, like any freelance or consultancy work

Before taking any part-time job, work placement, internship, unpaid, or volunteer work check that your tier 4 (general) visa status allows you to work in the UK. Working for too many hours can make you feel tired and stressed, which will directly affect your studies. That’s why many universities and colleges recommend international students work for a maximum of 15 hours per week. The reasoning behind this is maintaining a study-life balance. You need to think about how a job will affect your daily life, and seek help from your tutor or international student support officer if you have any concerns.

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Best jobs for students studying in the UK

Finding a part-time job that pays as well is not so easy, so, here is a list of high paying jobs that pay more than the regular part-time work to students.

Jobs

Pay per hour (Approx.)

Marketing

£11.50

Accountancy

£12

Education

£11.34

Health services

£10.80

Social Care

£9.50

Administration

£9

Sales

£8.80

Customer Service

£10

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Plop Plop

13/02/22

I am Archak Adhikari.
I completed a bachelor's in Computer Science and also am a front-end web developer.
If I will be doing master's in the UK can I work as a front-end developer in UK?
What kind of work am I allowed to do instead?

Reply to Plop Plop

hello my name is navya
i am interested in being a musician after 12
whch college you think is best for studying music

Reply to Navya Maghudia

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SHIVAM JAIN

11/01/22

Hello , am Shivam Jain
I am interested to do my masters in UK after B.pharmacy from India. Can u pls tell me the courses available with it's scope and post study work permit criteria?

Reply to SHIVAM JAIN

Hello, am Vedant Saindane
I am interested in Masters course Mobile and satellite communication.
I have completed my BCS computer science and now planning to take admission for this course in UK
But i am little bit confused about what would be the future scope and job availability Please HELP...

Reply to VEDANT Saindane

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Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

28/12/21

Hi Vedant, you can go for this course, however, due to current recession it is better to research more on the job prospects.

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Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

28/12/21

Hi Vedant, you can go for this course, however, due to current recession it is better to research more on the job prospects.

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