The United Kingdom (UK) is one of the top countries with the highest number of international students. The UK has world-famous academic institutes like the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester, The Imperial College, London, and University College, London, etc.
Studying in the UK is a very good decision it comes at a high cost which includes a high cost of course fees and living expenses as well. But an International student is also allowed to work part-time to cover some of the expenses during their studies. Not only a job helps you earn some money for covering expenses but also develops skills and brings experience with itself over some time.
Restrictions and Regulations on Working Part-time during studies for an International Student:
An International student is required to follow a certain set of rules and regulations while working part-time on a student visa. Keep in mind the following rules when you are here in the United Kingdom on a student visa:
- An International student who is enrolled in a full-time degree course can work for a maximum of 20 hours per week during regular college days
- If any student is on summer vacation and breaks from the college as per the college rules he or she can work for 40 hours per week.
- Anyone enrolled in a diploma or certificate course can work for only up to 10 hours per week.
- Students who are pursuing any part-time course cannot work at all.
- Anyone who is on a student visa in the United Kingdom can not start any business and be self-employed. He or she neither can be a professional sportsperson or entertainer or doctor or dentist.
Being an international student in a foreign country requires a person not only to abide by the rules but also to make sure to maintain a work and life balance and ensure to find a job nearest to the college and the accommodation.