Most International students are permitted to work in the UK, but it is very important that you are clear about what work you may and may not do. It is important to always comply with any work restrictions or conditions.
Work conditions, including maximum hours are usually printed on your visa sticker or BRP. Maximum hours of working may differ in and out of term time.
International students can do most types of work but cannot be self-employed, work as a professional sportsperson, be an entertainer or be a doctor or dentist in training. You cannot have a permanent full-time job whilst studying.
When considering employment students are encouraged to speak to their department to find out if you will have time to work in addition to their studies.
To work in the UK everyone needs a National Insurance Number which is free and easy to obtain. Please see our information pages for how to apply.
International students are required to pay Income Tax and National Insurance contributions however you may be able to claim this back when you leave the UK. See the Tax Guide for Students for more information.
The UK has a National Living Wage and minimum wage policy which applies to all employees.
|Aged 18 - 20
||Aged 21 - 24
||Aged 25 +
|£6.45 per hour
||£8.20 per hour
||£8.72 per hour
If you think that you are not being paid the National Living Wage Wage per hour then please speak to an Adviser or visit ACAS for more information.
The University Job Shop can help with students obtaining part-time employment. They are based in the Carrington Building on Whiteknights Campus.