FAQ 797
How many hours am I allowed to work each week whilst in the UK on a Tier 4 visa?

As a student on a Tier 4 student visa studying at Bedfordshire at NQF level 6 and above (Bachelor's degree or higher), you may work up to 20 hours per week during term time. If your course is at NQF level 3-5 (such as on an International Foundation Course or Pre-sessional English programme), you may work up to 10 hours per week during term time.Whatever your level of study, you may work unlimited hours during official University holiday periods, after you have been awarded your degree, and when you have completed your studies and are awaiting your results.

If you are undertaking retakes or referrals, or are writing up your dissertation, you must not work more than 20 hours per week. These periods are not holiday periods. For confirmation of your holiday dates, please speak to SID who can issue you with a letter for your employer, if necessary.

Working more hours than you are permitted will result in you being reported to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) as breaching the conditions of your leave to remain and in you having your visa sponsorship withdrawn by the University. This will negatively affect your immigration record, which will affect any future visa applications you submit to the UKVI as well as your University registration.