Student rights

 

International Student (non EEA or non UK resident students) Rights in UK

As an international student, you have:

  1. Right to contact Home office for any matters relating to your place of study.
  2. Right to invite Spouse to join.
  3. Right to invite close family member on visit (parents, brother, sister).
  4. Right to work 20
    hours per week during term time, and do full-time work during vacation
    periods, if they are studying foundation degree courses or courses at
    Qualifications and Credit Frameworks (QCF)/National Qualifications
    Framework (NQF) level 6 (and equivalents) or above. You are allowed to
    work only if your Visa card document or Passport states.
  5. Right
    to work 10 hours per week during term time, and do full-time work
    during vacation periods, if they are studying below QCF/NQF level 6 (and
    equivalents) and are not studying a *foundation degree course. Work
    allowed condition is as above.

*(A
‘foundation degree’ is a programme of study leading to a qualification
which is awarded by an English higher education institution with
degree-awarding powers and is at a minimum of level 5 on the revised
QCF/NQF, or awarded on a directly equivalent basis in the devolved basis
in the devolved administrations).

See student handbook for further details

You have:

  1. Right to access National Health Service.
  2. Right to register for National Insurance.
  3. Right to have exemption from Council Tax
  4. Right to obtain discount from Transport for London
  5. Right to apply for Driving Licence

student support staff will be happy to assist you in any other matter.

You do not:

  1. Have the right to use public funds.
  2. Have the right to claim Child Tax Credit.
  3. Have the right to claim Child Benefit.
  4. Have the right to claim Housing benefit.
  5. Have the right to register as self employed.

Please note this is not the end of list.