International students with a Student visa will be allowed to work the hours below:
- 20 hours per week during term-time - if you are studying for a qualification at degree level or above (your course needs to be SCQF level 9 or RQF level 6 or higher)
- 10 hours per week during term-time - If you are studying a Pre-Sessional course
You can check your CAS for your course level.
During official University holiday periods, students may work unlimited full-time hours. Holidays will vary according to your course of study - please see "When can I work full-time?" for more information.
You should not attempt to work an average number of hours if the average puts you above 20 or 10 hours at any time. For example, if you are permitted to work 20 hours per week, you cannot work 24 hours one week and then 16 hours the following week.
If the University becomes aware that you have worked more than 20 or 10 hours in any one week, you will be breaking the conditions of your visa and the University will take action to report this breach of conditions to UKVI. This can have serious implications on your immigration status and ability to continue with your studies.