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International students

The British Government has introduced legislation to make it easier for international students to work part-time during their studies. If you hold a Tier 4 visa, and your visa states that work is permitted, then you can work. If you are doing a full-time degree-level course, then you should be able to work 20 hours per week during term time, and full-time during your vacations. If you are doing a course that is below degree level (such as a foundation course or Pre-sessional English course), then you should be able to work 10 hours per week during term time, and full-time during your vacations. The key is to check your visa sticker and/or Biometric Residence Permit. If you are in the UK as a Standard Visitor or as a Short-term Student, you will not be able to do any work.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs
Kings Students Jan 2019-85

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