What's new

Work full time while in the mext program

osaq

Registered
Joined
Feb 12, 2016
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
I have read that it was possible to work part time during the mext program, does anyone knows if it is possible to work full time while on the mext program legally and physically(if there is time to work around 8 hours and study)
 

madphysicist

先輩
Joined
Aug 20, 2015
Messages
341
Reaction score
131
No, you can't do a full degree program and work full time. I very much doubt you legally can on the visa they give you, but more importantly you simply wouldn't have time or energy. I mean, at minimum a 7 hour work day (assuming 0 overtime, quite an assumption), and then, what, at least 3-4 hours studying? Missing all your daytime lectures/seminars? Keep that up and you'll go mad. Especially in a foreign country where you have all sorts of unexpected extra difficulties.

I would say my masters so far has been pretty laid-back and (relatively for a physics degree...) not that demanding, but I still would barely be able to work part-time. If you're doing a PhD I'd say forget about working even part-time if it's more than 5-10 hours a week. Maaaaybe in the "research student" phase you could get away with it, depending what your supervisor thinks of it, whether he wants you to get down to the real work right away or not.
 

hojoojoh

History Student
Joined
Jun 2, 2014
Messages
177
Reaction score
44
Student visa has a limit set on the hours set somewhere in the (low-)20s. Also: permission is granted to work those 20 or so hours on the condition that your university agrees your academic performance is up to snuff.
 

ven0m

Kouhai
Joined
Nov 28, 2015
Messages
18
Reaction score
15
You can only work 28 hours a week with a student visa.
 

hsark

後輩
Joined
Feb 7, 2016
Messages
72
Reaction score
24
Student visa has a limit set on the hours set somewhere in the (low-)20s. Also: permission is granted to work those 20 or so hours on the condition that your university agrees your academic performance is up to snuff.
it took a month to get mine, work status definitely worth it in case one day your talking to a government official and you let it slip or you accindetly put it on your cv ....some immigration officials are always ready and waiting to kick you out of JP
 
Top