Belarusian students often earn extra money in the
process of obtaining secondary specialized or higher education. This helps to
get money, that can go to pay for tuition and personal needs. Foreign students
are not deprived of such a right. For those interested in this opportunity, we
have prepared brief information on how to get a job for foreign citizens,
studying in Belarus.
How can a foreign student work officially?
The issue of employment is regulated by the Law of the
Republic of Belarus “On Labor Migration”. It is important to know the following
• a work permit is not required (you can work on a par with Belarusian students);
• age: from 18 years and above;
• you can get a job or start your own business (individual entrepreneurship).
Not only at the time of the study, but also within 1 year after receiving a diploma of higher education, foreign citizens are given the right to work in their speciality without obtaining permission. In general, the legal status of working foreigners as defined in the Law “On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Republic of Belarus”.
To continue work after one year after receiving a
diploma of higher education, you must obtain a special permit or residence
permit. In the first case, the conclusion of an employment contract is
necessary (the contract agreement is not suitable). Citizens of such countries
as Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation can work without
obtaining permission (based on intergovernmental agreements of Belarus with the
How to get a work permit?
If you do not qualify for any of the above categories,
you will need to go through the procedure for obtaining a work permit.
Arrangement of permission is carried out by the specialized unit for
citizenship and migration (in duplicate). When applying, the following
documents will be required:
• statement of the established form;
• photocopy of the passport;
• confirmation of payment of state duties in the amount of 5 basic units (original receipt).
The average time for consideration of a request is 15
days. Usually, a permit with the right to work is issued to a foreign citizen
for a period of 1 year; in rare cases - for 2 years for highly qualified
specialists. One of the criteria for such specialists - is the amount of
salary, that is 15 times the monthly minimum wage.
Both earnings and experience
In the last courses, excellent help is considered to be practical training in a speciality with further employment. So, by the time the university graduates, the graduate will have initial working experience. This will help to get the first job. Indeed, the employer in the process of hiring is more likely to pay attention to a candidate with certain experience. The most important thing in deciding whether to work during training or not - is academic performance. The main thing is that employment does not interfere with education. Especially, if the work is not related to a future speciality.