Top Countries that Allow Students to Work While Studying
Since, a great number of students that study abroad, have it really hard on their lives because of the change in finance and expenses. I decided to research all countries that allow international students to work, what are conditions upon them and gathered it all in the form of an article. So, before you decide a study abroad destination for yourself be sure to have the following article’s knowledge.
1 - United States of America
Most of World’s Top Universities are in USA. There are more than 4,000 public and private colleges and universities. USA has the world’s largest international student population, with over 800,000 students.
Students in USA are allowed to work ON-Campus, means a job that is inside their university campus. However, there are some exceptions to work outside the campus. First, if you have a job near campus related to your study field. Second, if you are in extreme financial difficulties. In both cases you need permission from your campus office for international students and government.
Students can work up to 20 hours a week during their study sessions and full time on vacation times. To be permitted to work while studying you must be on F-1 visa. This page will help you find a Job in USA.
2 - United Kingdom
Study Abroad in UK for Pakistani Students is perfect because of its outstanding study mechanism, a numerous opportunities for every class of people, professional educational environment in UK’s top universities and colleges, advance research techniques and lots more.
You are allowed to work while studying in United Kingdom if you study at a university or college that is listed on both the official UKVI Sponsor list and the list of ‘recognized bodies’. International students are allowed to work part-time during study sessions for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during the holidays.
Only those students who are in the UK on a Tier-4 student visa can get their visa stamped as ‘allowed work’. This page will help you find a Job in USA.
3 - Australia
Study in Australia is well reputable and respected for future of Pakistani students. It has over 200 Universities and Colleges that provide high level quality education with Australia’s best Universities on top. It is third most popular student destination in the world. With the facilities, it provides, it is counted amongst best countries for education. They also students to work part time to fulfill their financial needs.
Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks while your course is in session, and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break, but before you undertake any paid work you need to make sure your visa allows you to work. International students are also granted all the basic rights at work i.e. their wages and holidays.
4 - Germany
Germany is one of the cheapest country for education despite being 3rd best ranked country for higher education. Germany is not only home to one of world’s top ranked universities but it also provides extra facilities for students. Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) of Germany is ranked 30th in world. Best thing about Germany is that education is totally free for all students.
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Pakistani students are permitted to do a part-time work in Germany with their studies. However, there is a time restriction and some basic rules that you must follow. Before you start a job you must get work permit from Federal Employment Agency and the foreigners' authority.
5 - Canada
Study in Canada is ranked 5th best for international students in QS ranking of 2017 and Canada have really earned that place. People don’t really know much about Canada and its education but Canada is without a doubt one of the best places to live. It is peaceful, have a wonderful government and are always doing their best to facilitate international students in the best ways possible. Canada is also home to some of world’s Top Ranked Universities.
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If you have a study permit and are enrolled full-time in an eligible institution you can work on-campus without a work permit. Your study permit will indicate if you are able to work off campus. If so, you are allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week if your program is in session, and full-time during vacations or breaks in the academic calendar. If you are interested in Canada, here is How to Apply for Study in Canada.
6 - France
France is a beautiful and romantic country with their some of the best English-taught programs for international students. It has ranked 6th in the QS Ranking of best countries for higher education. France has always been ahead to facilitate education as much as possible. Since, most international students, other than elites, have the problem of finances and require a part time job to cover their expenses, France have allowed international students to work while they continue their relative education.
According to French law, students can work up to 964 hours maximum per year which means you can work about 4 – 5 hours each working day. Daily work of 4 hours is enough to cover your living expenses easily. Students do not need getting any Temporary Work Permit to be able to work while studying.
7 - Norway
About 15,000 international students are currently enrolled at Norwegian institutions of higher education. Norway is an attractive country with almost no Education fees at all for all students whether they are domestic or international. To help students manage their financial needs, they permit international students to work part time with their studies.
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To start an employment you must first take permission from relevant government department, submitting an application and a permission letter from university. However, you are only allowed to work during vacations. You are granted to work 20 hours a week. Though, special permission for full time work can be granted.
8 - New Zealand
New Zealand also stands amongst the countries who provide quality education to not only their own residents but to international students and have arranged special preparations for them. New Zealand also homes many world’s best ranked universities and its degree is worldwide recognized.
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Students on a Students Visa are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week in part-time jobs during term time and full-time during vacations or holidays. Other than 20 hours’ work limit, some students may be granted special permit to work more. Be sure that the visa in the passport states that you are allowed to work, otherwise employment is not allowed to you.
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