EU Students and Work
Information for EU students
Full European Economic Area (EEA) member states:
If you are a national of one of the full EEA member states (Austria, Belgium, the Republic of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) or Switzerland, you do not need permission to work in the UK and there are no restrictions on the number of hours you can work.
Do I need to register to stay in the UK?
You are entitled to enter the UK freely and have an automatic right of residence for up to three months without needing to demonstrate that you are exercising a right of free movement, for example, to study or work. Once you have been accepted on a course of study, you have the right of residence in the UK for as long as your course lasts.
Bulgarian or Romanian nationals
If you are a national of Bulgaria or Romania you will need to apply for permission to work in the UK (some exemptions apply) in the form of a registration certificate.
How to apply for a registration certificate
Croatia is expected to join the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2013. Transitional arrangements will be introduced to restrict Croatian nationals' access to the UK labour market. This web page will be updated when further information is made available from the Home Office.