University of Bath

Guidance on non-EU migrants working at the University

As a line manager, understand the eligibility to work requirements for non-EEA migrants.


Workers who may be able to work without requiring further permission, subject to the terms of their visa.


Students under Tier 4 & students from Croatia ordinarily may work, but with restrictions.

The primary purpose for being in the UK is to undertake the course of study, it is extremely important to be fully compliant with the terms of the issued visa.

Ensuring compliance with regard to working within the terms of the visa is a shared responsibility, upon both the worker and the manager engaging them for work.

Breach of any visa condition is a very serious matter. For Tier 4 Students a breach is likely to jeopardise the ability to complete their studies and could also impact upon the University's sponsor status.


Workers who require the University to support their visa application.

Nationals from Croatia will require permission before they can work in the UK   For some roles, within Research and Teaching, the University may be able to sponsor migrant workers under Tier 2 of the Points Based System. If you are a recruiting manager and wish to appoint a non-EU migrant under Tier 2, further information is available.