During your overseas education endeavour, you will be permitted to work part-time. This is not only an excellent opportunity to practically apply the knowledge learnt, but also work on your finances to ease your economic burden. If you are seeking to study abroad and look to understand the part-time job scenario, you have come to the right place.
Here are the rules of part-time jobs at popular study abroad destinations.
Students can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays.
Students pursuing a course below the degree level will only be able to work 10 hours a week (this has been reduced from 20 hours). However, this does not include Foundation Degree students. Students planning to study in UK from India can expect to earn around £ 5 - £ 7/hour i.e., approximately £375 - £525/month during the term.
As UK education consultants we advise students to look for part-time jobs by browsing local newspapers and job shops as well as the Universities and Colleges career cells. However, please note that students are not guaranteed part-time employment by the University.
Students are allowed to work 20 hrs per week during the semester (on-campus). On-campus jobs may include teaching assistantship or research assistantship where a student is paid on an average of $8 to $10/hour.
Thus, students can approximately earn $ 500-$ 600/month or can get a waiver on their tuition fees. With this, a student who decides to study in USA can also undertake an internship in the related field which may be paid. During vacation, the student is allowed to work for 40 hours per week.
Full-time students are eligible to work off-campus without a work permit for up to 20 hours per week and full-time during vacations during their study in Canada. Several programs may even have a paid co-op term where students get hands-on experience in working in the industry. They can earn approximately C$ 10.50 onwards. Students can work full-time off-campus during co-op terms, amounting to earnings between C$ 700 to C$900 per month.
Students can work part-time – 40 Hrs/fortnight during course sessions and full time during vacation and holidays during their study in Australia.
On average a student can earn around 15-16 AUD/hour. Casual Jobs are available (A$15-20 per hour) as a PT work option.
International students who decide to study in New Zealand are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students can work full time (40 hrs) only during the summer holidays. The average wage for part-time jobs is between NZ$12 - NZ$15 per hour.
Popular Part-Time Job Avenues for students
· Research Study Assistant
· Teaching Assistant
· Store Associate
· Content Editor
How to Find Part-Time Jobs as an International Student
There are many social media sites and university pages which enables students to network with one another when it comes to finding a job. Universities, moreover, tend to have a Career Cell which is an excellent avenue through which you can get your foot into the door. There part-time job websites and listings that you need to take advantage of when seeking employment.
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