Other Tier 5 visa routes

The University of Oxford does not currently sponsor this visa type.

For more information, please visit the Home Office website on Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Creative and Sporting) visa.

 

The University of Oxford does not currently sponsor this visa type. 

For more information, please visit the Tier 5 International Agreement visa webpages 

 

 

 

The University of Oxford sponsor interns specifically coming to the University to undertake research, and who meet the other normal requirements of the Tier 5 Temporary Worker route (and the University's requirements as described in the internship guidance) can be sponsored by the University. 

All other types of internship require a sponsorship from an external commercial organisation, GTI Recruitment Solutions. Find more information on their website Tier5inter.com. The scheme is designed to allow graduates and undergraduates from countries outside the EEA to gain experience working in the UK.

Eligible interns will require a Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) Certificate of Sponsorship issued by GTI Recruitment Solutions before applying for a work visa. Significant costs are involved, payable by the department/college, and a number of conditions are attached, but departments and colleges might find this option useful in some circumstances.

 

Further information on this route, and other schemes run by external organisations under the Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) route on the Home Office website.

The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) is for young people from participating countries who would like to experience life in the UK.

The countries currently participating in the scheme are:

AustraliaCanadaHong KongJapanMonacoNew ZealandRepublic of (South) Korea, and Taiwan.
 

Under the Youth Mobility Scheme, the visa holder's national government is the sponsor. Therefore the University does not need to issue Tier 5 (YMS) applicants with a CoS.

Applicants are eligible if they:

  • are a citizen of a country taking part in the scheme or a British overseas citizen, British overseas territories citizen or a British national (overseas);
  • are 18 years old or over and under 31 years old when they apply;
  • have £1,890 in available maintenance (funds) when they apply.
     

Applicants must complete the Tier 5 visa application form on the Home Office website. A successful applicant will be free to do whatever work they like during their stay in the UK except for working as a professional sportsperson (including as a sports coach) or working as a doctor in training. 

Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa holders can be self-employed and set up companies, subject to certain restrictions as detailed in the Home Office's Tier 5 Youth Mobility website.

Applications for the Youth Mobility Scheme are ineligible if the applicant is already in the UK or if they have already spent time in the UK as a Working Holiday Maker or under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme. Visa holders coming to the UK under the Youth Mobility Scheme may stay and work for a maximum of 24 months. Visa holders will not be permitted to extend their stay in the UK beyond 24 months nor will they be allowed to switch into another category of the points-based system.

 

Contact us


Medical Sciences

Angelina Pelova Tel: 01865 289904 Email: angelina.pelova@admin.ox.ac.uk 

 

MPLS

Nina Song Tel: 01865 289926 Email: nina.song@admin.ox.ac.uk

 

Humanities / Social Sciences / GLAM / UAS / Continuing Education / Colleges

James Galloway Tel: 01865 289927 Email: james.galloway@admin.ox.ac.uk

 

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