If you are aged 18 or over and have a Tier 4 student visa to complete a degree course at the University of Stirling, you are allowed to work. You are permitted to work for up to 20 hours each week during University semester time full time during agreed University vacations. Please note that Tier 4 students enrolled on our Masters Programmes cannot work full time whilst working on their dissertation as the summer months between June and the start of the Autumn semester are not considered as a holiday period.
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Tier 4 students can work full-time in the UK after your course has officially ended. Typically your course end date will be specified on your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies. For Masters students the course end date is normally around the 10th September each year. The course end date for all other students will normally be the 1st of June each year.
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Tier 4 students may undertake a work placement provided that it is approved by the University and is clearly defined as part of the programme structure.
A work placement must not exceed 50% of the total length of the programme and the placement must also be fully assessed as part of the programme. In the first instance students should discuss the work placement with their Faculty. If approved full details of the placement must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculties must ensure that providers are fully compliant with EU and UK law and those providers are fully aware of the requirement to comply with UKVI reporting regulations. Students should check with the Faculty and provider before starting a placement.
The University will continue to be responsible for the student throughout the entirety of the work placement and must continue to comply with all sponsor duties during this time. As such the University must ensure that the student continues to comply with the requirements of the programme of study and their T4 visa, this includes meeting all attendance requirements and continued engagement on their placement.
Faculties must ensure that the appropriate monitoring and reporting procedures are in place. These procedures must be compliant with the Attendance and Engagement Code of Practice.