A comparison of the top International Study destinations focusing on work rights.
Australia has a lot of good things going for it compared to other English-speaking countries. One of the best things is the generous work opportunities.
Other English-speaking countries don’t have as many opportunities in terms of jobs. For example, in the US international students can work while studying, but there are restrictions.
International students studying in the US, who have certain specific visas, are allowed to work on-campus and in specified training programs. Students are not allowed to work off-campus during their first academic year. On-campus jobs are student oriented such as working in the library, cafeteria, or student center.
Students studying in the US can gain employment off-campus after completing their first academic year only through certain programs specifically for international students seeking employment.
According to the Canadian government website “You may be eligible to work in Canada while studying, if your study permit includes a condition that says you can work on or off campus.” So once again, there are conditions attached to whether or not you can work while you study.
According to the UK government website, you may be able to work while studying if your course is at an approved university or college, and the course is an undergrad course. If your course is at a lower level, you study at a vocational college or your institution is not listed on the specified lists, you will not be allowed to work during your studies.
In contrast, Australia is one of the only countries that allows virtually all international students to work part time while they’re studying. Student Visa holders are allowed to work up to 40 hours in any consecutive two-week period whilst studying, with unlimited work rights available on scheduled semester & end of year breaks.
You could return to your home country at the end of your course with a very healthy bank balance – both because of your efforts at saving, and also because you will have earned 9% superannuation on every dollar you earned during your stay! (Superannuation is a regular payment made into a fund by your employer towards a future pension.)
So come & join us in Australia – one of the safest, friendliest, most prosperous, and most multi-cultural countries on earth. And hands-down the top study destination with the most generous work rights.