Skilled Worker Initial CoS Application Form

Please instead consider a Global Talent visa if the applicant

  • has been awarded an eligible individual fellowship
  • has been selected for an academic or research appointment which involves taking a leading role in resesrch
  • is taking up a research or specialist technical role funded by one of these organisations AND
    • the grant award is at least 2 years in duration
    • the employment contract is for at least 2 years
    • they will spend at least 50% of their time contributing to the grant
    • they have a PhD (for a research role) OR a UK Bachelors degree or equivalent overseas research degree AND research experience (for a specialist technical role)

The applicant may instead want to consider a Graduate visa if

  • they do not hold a Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme visa
  • they have completed their course and have been, or will be, awarded the qualification
  • their university has reported the sucdessful completion of their course to the Home Office

The UK Council for Internal Student Affairs (UKCISA) provide useful guidance on this visa route





As Excel for Mac does not support some of the functionality used in our CoS application forms they cannot, unfortunately, be completed on a Mac.


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

Angelina Pelova Tel: 01865 289904 Email: 


MPLS / Social Sciences

Rose Boadu Tel: 01865 289921 Email:




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