Work While Studying in the UK
The Careers Service receives many enquiries from our international students who want to work during their studies in the UK.
Before you apply for a job there are important things you must check.
- As an international student you may have restrictions on the number of hours you can work and the type of work that you can do while studying here under your Student Visa.
- The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website gives information about working while studying: Student Visa
- It is your responsibility to check for any restrictions before applying for jobs.
Advice on work permits and visas
The Careers Service is not authorised to give any advice on work permits and visas.
- You can talk to the International Student Support Team who are happy to help.
- Advice from the International Student Support Team on working during studies.
Helping you to understand recruitment in the UK
Use the Careers Service:
- Useful information for international students who want to work in the UK while studying
- Attend a half hour briefing session on finding part-time work, work experience, internships or volunteering (advertised via our Events Calendar)
- Business culture - a guide to cross-cultural etiquette: Cultural Crossing Guide
- UKCISA blog for students: A working definition
Use the following Careers Service web pages:
- Part-time jobs and casual vacation work offers information and resources to help you find work while you study
- Internships and placements for opportunities related to your degree
- Getting the right work experience information for all Strathclyde students
Applying for jobs
- See our advice on making applications (CVs, applications and interviews)
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