Employment in UK

If you hold a Tier 4 (general) or a Tier 4 (child) visa, you are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during the course of your semester, and full-time during holidays. However to do so, you must fulfill certain requirements:

  • You must be a student at a public funded university
  • You could be a student off a short-term programme
  • You are over the age of 16
  • You are enrolled in a NQF level 6 and higher course.


In case your passport or visa does not permit you to work in the UK, breaching the law can have serious consequences, which may lead to your deportation.

If you are looking out for a part time job, it is advisable to regularly check your campus placement cells, or with restaurants and eateries close to where you live, as they often hire students. If you are lucky, you might even land a job on campus itself.

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