FAQ 1428
How many hours a week can I work as an international student?

You can work up to 20 hours per week during term time. During the vacation periods, you can work full time. Please read the Working during your studies page for more information. Further details can be found on the www.GOV.uk website.

Currently during the pandemic, the Home Office have confirmed that Tier 4 students who are employed by an NHS trust in any of the jobs listed below, are not restricted to working 20 hours per week during term time. You will need to find out from your employer if you were employed by an NHS trust. If not, this concession does not apply to you and you will need to work a maximum of 20 hours per week during term time.

  • Biochemist
  • Biological scientist
  • Dental practitioner
  • Health professional
  • Medical practitioner
  • Medical radiographer
  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Occupational therapist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Therapy professional

Full details of temporary concessions in response to Covid-19 can be found in the latest Home Office Guidance