Academic Services

Tier 4 study visas

In addition to the average 9-hour limit to employment applied by the University, students on Tier 4 visas studying at degree level and above are permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours in any given week during their studies.

How does the limit apply to students on Tier 4 study visas?

Postgraduate research students on Tier 4 visas are permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours in any given week during their studies. This means that the University would not employ them for more than 20 hours in any given week (meaning any given 7 day period running from Monday to Sunday), even if they are working for the University for no more than an average of 9 hours per week over the academic year.

Can full-time postgraduate research students undertake as many hours of employment as they like outside the University?

Students with Tier 4 study visas must comply with the conditions of their visas (which also apply to the number of hours that they can work outside the University), and students must also meet any conditions of their funding bodies.

 Further information for students on Tier 4 study

 Further information on balancing part-time work with studies