Student Immigration Service

Working in the UK

Guidance on visa options for those who wish to work in the UK during or after their studies.

If you intend to leave the UK and return during your student visa wrap up period, to switch to a work visa application in the UK, please see the following timing information to help you plan for this:

At the end of your studies

Working in the UK during studies

If you hold a valid Student visa, there will be restrictions on the amount and type of work you are allowed to do inside the UK. We have guidance for during your course and about after studies, during your visa 'wrap up period' up until the visa expiry date.

Working in the UK after studies

Whether you can work in the UK after your studies/student visa, and in what capacity, depends on the type of new visa you are switching into.