For prospective international students, preparing to move to another country to study often comes with a some-what challenging question ” Can I work part time while studying?” . That question is somewhat daunting because not all universities grant permits for students to work while studying. Working while studying might be really challenging in itself, but it comes with a lot of advantages. As an international student, among the advantages of working while studying aboard are:
—Working while studying adds some extra money in your bank accounts.
—Working while studying adds more value on your Curriculum Vitae (CV). A little job experience, would do a lot of good after graduation.
This article contains a list of some countries that do allow students to work part-time while studying. The following are seven (7) of them:
STUDY & WORK IN THESE COUNTRIES
2.United States of America
Let’s get an overview of these countries:
- STUDY & WORK IN UK
Although UK, is quite selective about permitting international students to work while studying, international students who plan on working while studying here, must know the the UK only allows international students if they are granted a Tier 4 Visa. The Tier 4 Visa is usually given to students who are studying in the UK for at least a period of six (6) months. International students with this type of visa, during school sessions, are usually permitted to work on an average of 20 hours per week and then full time when school is out of session.
Obtaining a Tier 4 Visa is quite easy. The process is simpler and more transparent for international students who received an offer / CAS .
Note: Even after receiving the Tier 4 Visa, international students are permitted to work in most jobs depending on the kind of sponsor they have and depending on ther course level.
- STUDY AND WORK IN USA
USA is another country that allows international students to work while studying. For this to be possible, however, international students must obtain the F-1 visa. F-1 visa allows international students to gain admission into any accreditation college in USA as a full time student. Additionally, with F-10 visa students can work for at most 20 hours for each week, during school sessions. When school is out of session, students can work up to 40 hours per week.
An immigration service, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may permit students in their second year of study with F-1 visa, to work up to 40 hours every for every two weeks when school is not on session.
3.STUDY AND WORK IN AUSTRALIA
As is it with the countries on the list, Australia universities permits students to work while studying. But before an international student will undertake any paid job, he will need to make sure that the visa he has, permits him to work. This is because only students with Student Visa are allowed to work for up to 40 hours, for every two weeks when school is on session. But on holidays students are allowed to work full-time!
4.STUDY AND WORK IN SPAIN
Studying and Working in Spain:
international students studying in any of the universities in Spain are allowed to work for up to 20 hours each week. But to enable them work part-time while studying, international students have to obtain a work permit from local authorities. However, the work permit cannot be higher than the duration of Student Visa. That is to say, students’ contract with the company ends immediately after their Student Visa expires.
5.STUDY AND WORK IN CANADA
Canada is a beautiful country to study and work in .International students who have a valid study permit and who is also a full time student at any accredited university or colleges ( whether private or public )in Canada can work in the school campus without a work permit.
- STUDY AND WORK IN FRANCE:
Here in France,International students can work both On-Campus and Off-Campus.For this to happen students must obtain a residency card. An international student must also be in an institution that allows access to the Social Security System. Students in France, have the right to work for up to 964 hours in a year.
- STUDY AND WORK IN GERMANY
International students are also permitted to work in Germany. Students can actually work for a total of 120 full or 240 half days per annum. In fact, with permission of the Federal Employment Agency, international students can work for more hours even while schooling!