Icon wrote:From my own experience:
I suggest work visa and then study on the side. First of all , there are less restrictions. I did mine OK because the schedule was suitable for working people: evenings and some tests/activities on weekends. So, yes, you need a very fixed scheduled job to make it work -remember there is group work, meetings, etc that make schedules go amok.
Dunno how working on a student visa goes, but it gets a bit complicated. Our school offered few interships, and companies were reluctant to hire students for short periods of time.
1. NEVER tell your school you are working. NEVER. Or that you intend to work. Or even that you believe it would be possible for you to work while doing their incredibly challenging program. Trust me on this one.
You have to ask the people in your program if tests are scheduled on weekends. Meeting for group work have to be factored in. Som people here have mentioned they have to attend competitions and otehr schools activities, ours was not that but there were seminars and conferences and other stuff that while not mandatory, were "strongly encouraged". And anyways, there are many activities going on at school it is such a pity not to be able to take advantage of them.
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