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Work Opportunity In UK

Work Opportunity In UK

Work permit during study

Can you work while you are a Tier 4 (General) student? (Students who applied to us on or after 4 July 2011) If you are on a course at or above NQF 6/QCF 6/SCQF 9 at a UK higher education institution, or a short-term study abroad degree programme at an overseas higher education institution, you are allowed to :

  • Work for up to 20 hours per week during term time;
  • Work full-time during vacations;
  • Do a work placement as part of your course;
  • Work as a postgraduate doctor or dentist on a recognised Foundation Programme; and
  • Work as a student union sabbatical officer for up to 2 years.

If you are on a course below this level at a UK higher education institution, you are allowed to :

  • Work for up to 10 hours per week during term time;
  • Work full-time during vacations;
  • Do a work placement as part of your course; and
  • Work as a student union sabbatical officer for up to 2 years.

If you are on a course at any level at a publicly funded further education college, you are allowed to

  • Work for up to 10 hours per week during term time;
  • Work full-time during vacations;
  • Do a work placement as part of your course, provided your education provider is a Highly Trusted sponsor or the course is at or above NQF 6/QCF 6/SCQF 9; and
  • Work as a student union sabbatical officer for up to 2 years.

You can do this work without needing to seek our approval.

You are not allowed to work in the UK if you are on a course at any level with an education provider that is not a UK higher education institution or a publicly funded further education college (unless you are on a short-term study abroad degree programme at an overseas higher education institution).

If you are allowed to work, the work you do must not fill a full-time permanent vacancy (other than on a recognised Foundation Programme), and you must not be self-employed, employed as a doctor in training (except on a recognised Foundation Programme) or as a professional sportsperson, coach or entertainer.

Part time work during studies

Studying At Part time job allowed during course (Hrs per week) Maximum Work Placement/ internship possible in the course(Study: Work Ratio)
Students at recognized bodies (Universities) 20 hrs 50:50
Students at publicly funded FE colleges 10 hrs Not specified yet
Others(e.g. private or Highly Trusted College) Nill 66:33

Guidlines for dependent visa :

  • For a student to sponsor a dependant, the student will have to be on a post graduate course (NQF 7 and above) at a university which is of more than 12 months’ duration, or a Government Sponsored student
  • The dependants will be able to work.

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