Working while studying in the UK
Lots of international students get a part-time job to help cover their living expenses. Not only does it help you better manage your finances, but it also gives you valuable UK work experience: You’ll make friends, learn what a UK work environment is like, and develop new transferable skills.
All students with Tier 4 visa are allowed to work for 20 hours per week during an ongoing session and full-time during vacations. Doctorate students can work full-time throughout the year.
The minimum wage rate in the UK is GBP £9.50 per hour.
10 great part time jobs for international students in the UK:
Where should You look for work?
Finding a job in the UK takes hard work and dedication, but there are plenty of resources to help you get there. We recommend visiting the career center at your university that can help you with resume and job interview tips. They should also have a job board available to search through. There are also a ton of job portals online like StudentJob, Indeed, and Save the Student - which all feature hundreds of jobs for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students alike.