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International Students

International Students

 

If you are an international student outside the EEA you must hold a current Tier 4 visa and be able to show that you can work on either a full-time or part-time basis, as required by the placement. You will need to present your passport and visa at the interview stage. The institution sponsoring your Tier 4 visa must confirm that your visa end date falls within the period of your planned placement.

With a Tier 4 visa you can undertake paid employment for up to a certain number of hours per week (depending on which level of course you are studying on) during term time and on a full-time basis during University vacation periods, as detailed below:


 

  • No more than 20 hours per week during term-time

  • Full-time during vacations

  • On a work placement as part of their course other than part-time work

 

 

  • No more than 10 hours per week during term-time

  • Full-time during vacations

  • On a work placement as part of their course other than part-time work

 

 

  • No more than 10 hours per week during term-time

  • Full-time during vacations

  • On a work placement as part of their course other than part-time work

 

The work that you do must not fill a full-time permanent vacancy (other than on a recognised Foundation Programme). In addition, you must not be self-employed, be employed as a doctor (other than on a recognised Foundation Programme) or as a professional sportsperson or entertainer. If you are a student visitor, you are granted leave for up to six months but are not permitted to work in the UK.  Neither are you allowed to engage in business, produce goods or services within the UK, including selling goods or services direct to members of the public.

We recommend that you find out more about the Tier 4 visa on the UK Border Agency website. Please contact your University International Office if you have any further queries.

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