If you are studying in the UK with a Tier 4 or old-style student visa you will usually be permitted to work for up to 20 hours each week during term time and as many hours as you like during University vacation periods.
If, however, you are studying on an International Foundation Programme you can work no more than 10 hours per week in term time. If you are on a Pre-Sessional English course and you are thinking about working, please contact us first.
Check the UKCISA website for further information.
When is it term time?
Check official term and vacation dates
Please note that just because your classes or exams have finished, you may not be in your official vacation period. Please speak with your School if you are unsure about your official term dates.
Your dissertation period is term time.
If you are writing up a dissertation or thesis, even if you are not attending classes, this is not a vacation period for you. This means that you should not work full-time until the official end date of your course.
Last checked 26 February 2013 LB