Most full time students can not claim benefits while they are looking for work, however there are some exceptions. If you have completed your course and you are looking for work , you may be able to claim benefits. The date you can claim from may be earlier than you think; you do not have to wait for your final results. Once you have actively completed your course, sat your last exam or submitted your final assignment etc you may be able to make an application. The Advice Team at the University can give you specialist detailed advice in confidence.