International Students

Part-time work

As an international student you can work up to 20 hours per week during term-time, the number of hours you can work increases to full-time during vacations.  However, you must ensure that the work you do does not breech the terms of your visa.  If you require more information on working during your studies, visit UKCISA.

Part-time work opportunities in the UK are currently reduced due to Covid-19.  Therefore, you should not rely on securing part-time work to support your living costs or pay your tuition fees.  Please refer to our Covid-19 website for up-to-date information on working in the UK.

If you're thinking about working part-time, DMU has an in-house recruitment agency, Unitemps. There are also job opportunities listed on MyGateway Alternatively, you may wish to try recruitment agencies, such as Indeed or Student Job.

You may need a work letter from DMU to register with some agencies.  To request a work letter, please contact our Immigration Compliance Team.

If you would like advice and support on looking for work and applying for part-time jobs, the Employability and Careers Team can help.


Opening a student bank account

When you are registered as a student with DMU you can open a student bank account.  To open a student bank account, you will need a bank letter from DMU.

However, due to Covid-19, it may not be possible for you to open a bank account when you arrive in the UK. Therefore, we encourage you to bring a credit card (not Amex) with you. This will allow you to use internet shopping while you are required to quarantine for 14 days or if you need to self-isolate due to Covid-19 symptoms. Please refer to our Covid-19 website for more information.


Post study work visa

The UK government has introduced a new two-year post-study work visa for international students. This will be available to anyone completing a UK degree and will enable you to stay in the UK for two years following graduation. It is hoped that the Post Study Work Visa will provide increased job opportunities for international students.

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