Working whilst studying at Sheffield Hallam University

Students from the European Economic Area (except Croatia) can work in any capacity and any number of hours. There are special arrangements in place for Croatian nationals.

Students on Standard Visitor visas are not allowed to work.  

Students on Tier 4 visas are allowed to work while they are in the UK. 

Key points

  • Students at degree level or above can work up to 20 hours in term time, and full time in vacation periods
  • Students below degree level can work up to 10 hours in term time and full time in vacation periods
  • Students can work full time for up to 4 months after their course, or until their visa ends, whichever is sooner
  • Sheffield Hallam University recommends that students do not work more than 15 hours per week while they study, as they will not perform to their full potential
  • You must bring a term time letter (available from your Faculty Helpdesk) with you when you are asked to bring any relevant documentation in for checking at the Careers and Employability Centre.
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