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Can I Study with a Post-Study Visa while doing Intern-ship?

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Can I Study with a Post-Study Visa while doing Intern-ship?

Post by 6pandn21 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:03 pm

Hello everyone,

I am currently on PSW visa from February. I was offered an internship with a possibility to do a masters course as well. So will I need to change anything on my visa to do both intership and masters at the same time? The visa will easily cover the period of masters and internship. Thank you.

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Post by arsenal49 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:52 pm

you can do whatever you like while on psw....

if your course ends AFTER psw expires, then its probably a good idea to switch to tier 4 now.

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Post by Greenie » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:59 pm

arsenal49 wrote:you can do whatever you like while on psw....

if your course ends AFTER psw expires, then its probably a good idea to switch to tier 4 now.

cheers
The op was only issued the psw visa in February so its probably not a good idea to switch back to tier 4 now.

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Post by 6pandn21 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:52 am

Hello guys,

Thanks for the quick reply. My course ends if I start on next September/January depending on when I start and my visa ends on February 2013. So I think I am good. Thanks anyway. Is there a solved button here somewhere?

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Post by arsenal49 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:23 pm

no solve button..... not on this forum :P

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studying full time on the psw?

Post by a7787 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:43 pm

Hi all,

I need a little advice. I am in the same boat as 6pandn21. I have just received my psw in Feb 2011 and it expires in Feb 2013. I am currently doing an voluntary (unpaid) internship which ends this August. I am fully funded by my parents.

I have also been offered a place to do a full-time professional qualification's course that starts in September and ends in June. I intend to work part-time or extend my stint with my current internship program (which I have been offered) while studying full time.

Is this possible? What are the risks involved if I do this?

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Re: studying full time on the psw?

Post by Greenie » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:57 pm

a7787 wrote:Hi all,

I need a little advice. I am in the same boat as 6pandn21. I have just received my psw in Feb 2011 and it expires in Feb 2013. I am currently doing an voluntary (unpaid) internship which ends this August. I am fully funded by my parents.

I have also been offered a place to do a full-time professional qualification's course that starts in September and ends in June. I intend to work part-time or extend my stint with my current internship program (which I have been offered) while studying full time.

Is this possible? What are the risks involved if I do this?
Yes it is possible. The main risk is that you are leaving yourself less time to secure paid employment to be able to switch into tier 2 at the end of your psw if this is your intention. However presumably you are taking a professional course because you think it will increase your prospects of employment.

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Post by a7787 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:47 pm

Thank you for the quick reply. It was very helpful. Just for further information, I spoke to the university and they said that if I am doing this, when asked at immigration, after traveling abroad, I need to say that I am working or interning etc as the visa is for that purpose. If my main reason for entry and stay in the UK is for full time education, but I am on the psw, then that might be a problem. So since I will be doing both, I'm going to assume that I am eligible for the first answer when asked at immigration.

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