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Can I be employed under a student visa?

Whether or not your student visa permits you to be employed will depend on your personal circumstances and the course that you are studying.

Generally speaking, if you are enrolled on a full time course of study, at degree level or above, you are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during term-time.

If you or your employer are unsure about your ability to work under your student visa, please contact us.

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