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THE UK: Visa Guides

'Can international students work in the UK?' [VIDEO]

Watch the video below to find out whether international students can work in the UK

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Learn whether you’re able to work whilst studying in the UK as an international student. We spoke to Lizzie Huckle, Senior International Student Adviser at City University, London, about the work restrictions on international students who require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK.

Watch the video below from our Google Hangout with Lizzie Huckle where she talks about working conditions for those studying at degree level in the UK (there’s also a quick summary after the video).

  • Maximum—Find out the maximum amount students will generally be able to work per week on a Tier 4 visa, and how this changes during academic term and holidays (0:30)
  • Postgraduate—Learn how working restrictions may be different for postgraduate students (1:18)
  • Type of Work—Find out which types of employment you’re allowed to accept on a Tier 4 student visa (1:45)
  • Work Placement—Learn about the conditions under which you’re allowed to accept a work placement position as part of your study programme (2:25)


Useful Links

Applying for a UK Student Visa

Visa Conditions for Working While Studying in the UK

Why Study in the UK?

The UK Higher Education System...Simplified

Applying to Study in the UK

Learn more about City University, London


Watch more clips from our Hangout with Lizzie Huckle:

‘How do you keep your UK Student Visa?’

‘Explaining the UK’s Points-Based Student Visa System’

‘How Simple is it to get a UK Student Visa in 2014?’

‘How Much is a UK Student Visa?’

‘What Documents are needed for a UK Student Visa?’

‘What is the Interview Process for a UK Student Visa?’


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