Can Soviet students work?

Grigori Reznichenko ::: Young people in the USSR. Answers to questions

That question probably concerns full-time students or day college students as we call them. Those who take evening or correspondence college courses com­bine their studies with a full-time job. As far as day students are concerned, there is no law against their working, but they have a tight schedule which leaves them little free time. Attendance of college lectures and other studies is obligatory.

Some students do take part-time jobs. They are mostly married and need more money than is pro­vided for by the grant. Working during summer va­cations is another matter. More about that in our answer to the next question.