Work While Studying in the UK

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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. 

Helping you to understand recruitment in the UK

Use the Careers Service:

Useful websites:

Finding opportunities

Use the following Careers Service web pages:

Applying for jobs