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Posted on January 31 2023

International students in UK can work for 30 hours/week

By Editor
Updated October 18 2023

Highlights: More working hours for international students in UK

  • The UK is one of the popular study abroad destinations for international students.
  • There are 680,000 international students in the UK.
  • The UK permits international students to work 20 hours per week.
  • It plans to extend working hours for international students.
  • The move aims to boost the economy of the UK.

Abstract: The UK government plans to increase the permitted working hours for international students in the country.

The government of the UK plans to extend the permitted working hours for international students in the country. International students in the UK would be allowed to work for an extended time per week and apply for multiple part-time jobs to address shortages in the workforce in various sectors of the country.

Currently, international students in the UK can work for 20 hours per week, but after implementing the proposed changes, they would be able to work for 30 hours per week. 680,000 international students are studying in the UK, presently.

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More work hours for international students in UK

There are 1.3 million job vacancies in the UK, causing a shortage in the workforce.

The British government stated that by removing the cap on the working hours of international students, they would contribute to the economy of the UK. International students constitute approximately 476,000 of the 1.1 million immigrants who arrived in the UK in 2022.

The figures for immigration increased to an estimated number of 504,000 in 2022.

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According to a UK-based firm, New Way Consultancy, international students and their dependents contribute to the economy of the UK through tuition fees ranging from 10,000 -26,000 pounds. They also pay NHS or National Health Services fees annually. The students have to pay 400 pounds, and the dependents must pay 600 pounds.

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