4 Ways to earn extra money as an international student in the UK
May 22, 2017
You may find that whilst you’re studying, you’ll want to earn some extra money. Going to university can be pretty expensive so it makes sense for students to want to earn some extra money to live a little more comfortably.
You may have got your rent covered and have your tuition fees paid, but it’s helpful to have some extra money to use on extra curricular activities, trips home and even things like food and drink.
Here are some ways to earn some extra money as a student.
Get a part-time job
As an international student in the UK, you are allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week whilst you are studying a full-time undergraduate and postgraduate degree. You can bump this up to full-time during the holidays.
To be able to work in the UK, you must be studying at a university or education institution that is on both the official UKVI Sponsor list and the list of ‘recognised bodies’. There may even be work for you to do on campus.
Become a language tutor
As an international student, you have the talent of speaking more than one language. You can use this to your advantage and make some extra money by being a language tutor. Whether you teach schoolchildren or your classmates using your language skills is a great way to earn yourself some extra money.
Sell things you don’t want on ebay
If you have any extra stuff lying around that you don’t need or want, why not sell it on ebay? From clothes to books and everything inbetween, you can make a little extra cash from all your unwanted items and have a clear out at the same time.
Take part in surveys and focus groups
If you’re willing to give up a little bit of your time here and there, taking part in surveys and focus groups can be an easy to way to earn a little money. It won’t provide you with a regular income but some companies give you vouchers for shops or money for giving up your time.
Hopefully you have got some ideas about earning extra money when you’re studying abroad!