Check out the current work regulations for students in Ireland
Ireland is one of the favorite destinations for exchange students, and one of the reasons why they choose the Emerald Isle is the possibility of working. But, do you know what the work regulations are in Ireland for students? Check out here!
In order to have the permission to work, the student must be enrolled in a course of 25 weeks, which corresponds to an academic semester in Ireland.
Once they booked a course, the students who are not originally from the EEA (European Economic Area), will get the Stamp 2 visa (work and study), which allows legally working part-time during classes (20 hours a week) and full- during the holidays, from June to September, and from December 15 to January 15 (40 hours per week).
It’s important to emphasize that the job can’t interfere with the studies, which is the main reason why the students come here. And they will also need to have a minimum attendance of 85%. If the attendance rate is low, the Irish government can deny the extension of the visa and the student will be forced to leave the country.
This opportunity is certainly a strong attraction for Ireland, as students are able to pay their expenses and travel around Europe. They will also get some international working experience that will allow them to apply for jobs in their home countries.
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