Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

International Student Advice and Support

Living in the UK

Working in the UK during your studies

Whether you are allowed to work in the UK while here as a student will depend on your visa restrictions. Most students on a Tier 4 visa are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during term time and full time during vacations. However, you need to check to make sure this applies to you. All EU students are allowed to work in the UK.

The UKCISA website has further information about working and you can see more here about Tier 4 Students' Work Entitlements.  Finally, if you are planning to work for the University while you are on a Tier 4 visa, guidance is available on the HR website

When taking a job you need to consider the number of hours you will be working and whether this is going to be feasible combined with your studies. Working too many hours per week in term time can be detrimental to your studies.

If you are having a problem on your placement or need to discuss any concerns you are having, we strongly encourage you to contact the Placement team. You should do this as soon as you can and definitely before resigning or taking any action.


 Rights and responsibilities in employment  Tax and National Insurance for international/EU students