Working while studying

For Undergraduate students:

Study at Oxford is very demanding. We would strongly advise against you relying on income from employment to fund your studies as this may have an adverse effect on your ability to complete your course to your full potential. If you do decide to undertake regular part-time employment, it is recommended that you consult your college tutor beforehand. If you are an international student, you should check your UK visa to make sure you understand the limitations on working. Please note that projected earnings cannot form part of your financial declaration.

For more information visit the Oxford Life webpages 


For Graduate students:

The University recognises that some graduate students will want to undertake a limited amount of paid work during their studies, whether as part of their academic development (for example, teaching and demonstrating) or to help to support themselves financially. The University has a Paid Work Policy which you are advised to read. The guidelines aim to ensure that any paid work undertaken does not adversely affect students' success in their studies or their ability to complete their course on time. In addition, some graduates will have prescribed limits on how many hours' paid work they can do, which must be observed: for example, graduates funded by research councils and some other scholarships, and those graduates with student visas. Individual colleges may also have guidelines. Students should be aware that demand for part-time paid work in Oxford often exceeds the amount of paid work available, whether it is academic paid work or other forms of paid work. For this reason, graduate students should not rely on the availability of paid work to fund their University and college fees and their living costs when planning how to finance their studies and completing the Financial Declaration

For more information visit the Oxford Life webpages or the Graduate section of the Fees and Funding website.