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How many hours can I work while studying in the UK?

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    IDP Education

    IDP Education

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    Yes, we can work part time during the week, a friend can work for 20 years during the course time, and they can work full time at the time of their vacation.

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    University of Chester (United Kingdom)

    University of Chester (United Kingdom)

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    As a student at the University of Chester, you can work 20 hours a week during term time on your student visa, if you are in holiday time, official university vacation time, then you can work full time. The only course that this doesn't apply to is our foundation courses. And you can only work 10 hours a week. And if you're on a foundation.

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    IDP Education

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    You are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic semesters. You may work up to 40 hours per week during the holidays.

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    Coventry University

    Coventry University

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    Hi, guys, Selma from Coventry. A lot of students choose to work part time while they are studying to experience new things, meet new people and make a bit of pocket money. So while you're a student, you can work part time, which in the UK is 20 hours a week. However, during the holidays, you can work up to full time. Most universities, including Coventry, will have resources to enable you to get part time work. This could be at restaurants. It could be within the university or something local in your town.

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    University of Reading

    University of Reading

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    This letter from University of Reading, I'm Sedtin the International junior adviser. Your PRP, will show you how many hours you can work during that time.

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    Anglia Ruskin University

    Anglia Ruskin University

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    So as an international student, you would be able to work 20 hours per week while you're studying. This is especially during term time when you have your vacation period, for example, your summer holidays or the Christmas vacation or the Easter vacation, you could potentially work up to 40 hours per week. But while you are studying, you would be 100 percent be able to work part time for 20 hours per week.

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    Katheeja

    Katheeja

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    With a student visa, you can work up to 20 hours per week during university term time and outside of university term time, you can work more than 20 hours. At Aberystwyth University in the U.K., we have a wide range of opportunities to find part time work on campus and also with Aberystwyth being a really popular tourist destination, there are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants where you can find part time employment in town as well. So lots of opportunities to help fund your studies here.

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    Brunel University London

    Brunel University London

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    Hey, guys, if you're looking to work alongside your studies, Brunel University can help you find a part time job through the jopshop. It is advised the undergraduate students work no more than 15 hours per week during term time. However, you can work more outside of term time. If you're international student looking for part time work, it is best to seek advice from the immigration team on how many hours you should work. Thank you, guys.

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