Can I Work Whilst Studying at Aberdeen?

Can I Work Whilst Studying at Aberdeen?

Can I Work?

Students studying at the University of Aberdeen on a Student Visa are generally allowed to work part-time (up to a maximum of 20 hours a week). However, there are restrictions on what you can do; for instance you:

  • cannot be employed as a professional sportsperson (including a sports coach)
  • cannot be employed as an entertainer
  • cannot be self-employed
  • can only work full-time only after you have submitted all elements for your programme

You should also be aware that any work which you commit to should not interfere with attending classes or monitoring, and that this should only be supplementary to your studies.


Please note: postgraduate students are not permitted to work full-time until they have fully completed their studies.