F1 and M1 Student Visas
US Student F-1 and
M-1 Visa Categories
Please see our F-1 Visa and M-1 visa guides for information on eligibility requirements and application advice for these visas.
US F-1 Student Visa
US M-1 Student Visa
M-1 students cannot work while they study. However, when their vocational studies have finished, M-1 students can work full time in a practical training role that is related to their vocation.
Students are entitled to 1 month’s practical training for every 4 months of study – up to a maximum of 6 months – and must apply for the Designated School Officer’s permission, and for a visa extension to cover the training period.