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Ireland: Adjustment of Working Hours for Foreign Students

Latest on adjustment of working hours for foreign students

From 1 September 2016, students studying in Ireland who are non-European Economic Area nationals will be subject to reduced working hours during some months of the year.

Updated working hours for foreign students are as follows:

  • Students can work a maximum 40 hours per week in June, July, August, September, and 15 September until 15 January.
  • Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week in October, November and 16 January until 31 May.
  • Non EEA students that have graduated from an Irish university, have sought to extend their existing immigration permission under the Third Level Graduate Scheme and are in possession of a Stamp 1G are permitted to work full time.
  • Non EEA students that have completed their course and applied under the Third Level Graduate Scheme prior to 1 February 2016 will be in receipt of a Stamp 2 that permits full time work.

 

More information

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Immigration team at immigration@sterling.com or call +44(0)20 8836 3359.

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