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Working while studying

For some international students, working while studying helps to supplement their income while providing valuable work experience that could improve future career prospects.

Undergraduate-level international students on a Tier 4 visa are currently permitted by law to work a maximum of 20 hours each week during term time, with no limit during vacations.

There is a broad range of part-time job opportunities for students both on the University campus and in the wider Manchester community. The Careers Service can assist you in making the most of these opportunities and advertises some part-time vacancies that require language skills, cultural knowledge or international experience.

However, you must not rely on part-time work to fund your studies. It is important to remember that you should already have enough money to pay for your tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of your studies without the need to take on part-time work.

The Careers Service offers extensive advice and support to international students who choose to work while they study in Manchester.

You might also find the UK government’s guidance on the national minimum wage useful.