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Tier 4 - Students

Student visas are managed by Student Services and further information on Tier 4 can be obtained from the Advice and Support Centre on extension 2020 or at

Working under Tier 4

Visa holders are eligible to work, without the need to obtain further permission from the UKVI, as follows:

Tier 4 (General)

Migrant students are allowed to

  • work for up to 20 hours per week during term time
  • work full-time during vacation periods.

Tier 4 (Doctorate Extension Scheme)

Migrants holding a Tier 4 (Doctorate Extension Scheme) are eligible work full time at the University.  The Scheme allows migrants to stay in the UK for 12 months after their course has ended to gain further experience in your chosen field, undertake skilled work, or develop plans to set up as an entrepreneur.  To qualify for the Doctorate Extension Scheme you must meet certain criteria.  The scheme is a sponsored scheme and your current Tier 4 sponsor must agree to continue sponsoring you while you are on the scheme. 


Human Resources

Cameron Little
The Old Burgh School
Abbey Walk

St Andrews
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1334 462497
Fax:+44 (0) 1334 462570