United Kingdom

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visa

This route is for exceptionally talented individuals in the fields of science, humanities, engineering, the arts and digital technology to enrich the United Kingdom’s knowledge economy and cultural life. The UK government recognises that such talented individuals should have few restrictions on their economic activity once they arrive to the United Kingdom.

If you qualify, the route allows you to work and change employers, or to be self-employed, without the need for further authorisation or to be sponsored for employment in a specific post.

You may qualify under this route if you are already internationally recognised as having made significant contributions as a leader in your field, or you have already demonstrated potential to contribute significantly as a future leader in your field.

This visa route allows you to stay in UK up to 5 years, after which you may apply for Permanent Residency. You are allowed to bring your dependants as well.

University of South Wales

The University of South Wales was created in April 2013 after a merger between the University of Wales, Newport and the University of Glamorgan. The University is one of Britain's most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education. One of the top ten campus universities in the UK by student number, it attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from 122 countries and all backgrounds. The University's main campus was founded in 1913 as a School of Mines while parts of the Institution's Newport campus date back to the creation of a mechanics institute in 1841. The Institution gained University status in 1992. The University has five campuses across the South Wales region including new state-of-the-art campuses in Cardiff and Newport city centres. Rail and road links are excellent across all campuses.

It offers a full range of qualifications from further education level to degrees and PhD study. As a major university it delivers the full range of subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), from engineering and mathematics to computing and surveying as well as being an experience provider of teacher's training courses.

Coventry University

Coventry University's roots can be traced back to 1843 to the Coventry School of Design, which subsequently became known as the Coventry College of Art in 1954. In June 1992 the Further and Higher Education Act enabled the institution to adopt the title of Coventry University, and bestowed on it the powers to award its own degrees. Two major developments in as many years saw the University's London Campus opened in the heart of the capital in 2010, followed in 2012 by Coventry University College.

Today Coventry University is one of the country's leading 'modern universities', with over 26,000 students and a robust academic presence regionally, nationally and across the world. The school located in City of Coventry, near one of the UK's major airports, Birmingham International, is just a 10 minute train journey away from Coventry, making the city internationally connected. Coventry University is an evolving and innovative university with a growing reputation for excellence in education. With strong vocational emphasis of courses and links with the best industry organizations, the university is firmly focused on preparing students for successful futures. Coventry offers Professional Development courses from business, science, laws, arts, to nursing.

University of Chester

Established in 1839, the University of Chester is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the country. It pre-dates all but Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham, and its original buildings in the Roman city of Chester were the first in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers. The Dean and Chapter of Chester Cathedral donated land on Parkgate Road for this endeavour. In 1842, Gladstone opened the College's original buildings for its first intake of 10 male student teachers on the Parkgate Road site, just outside the City Walls, that the University still occupies today, after the College moved from its initial, temporary base in Bridge Street.

Education qualifications remain significant and are now a fraction of the 420 course combinations on offer. In the 20th Century, the institution steadily expanded its student numbers and the variety and nature of its courses, which range from Animation to Zoo Management.

The University of Chester now has 1,880 staff and some 19,850 students, drawn from the United Kingdom, Europe and further afield, particularly the United States, India, China, Nigeria, Turkey, Uganda, Pakistan, Ghana, Bangladesh, Qatar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

As well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, a new range of foundation degrees and apprenticeship degrees combines conventional university study with learning at work.

The English Experience School of English

The Experience English School of English are a collection of four high quality and long-standing English language schools located in great cities across the UK: Hampstead School of English (London), Manchester Academy of English, English Language Centre York, and Edinburgh Language Centre.

Offer a wide range of quality English courses to adults, including General English, English for Business, Examination preparation (IELTS and Cambridge) and English for Specific Purposes. Students benefit from a curriculum developed from the experience and intensive tuition combining small class sizes and dynamic teaching, leading to fast progression and development of the language.

Avalon School

Avalon School is one of the well known English learning schools in London. The school is located in the centre of London, next to Covent Garden. You can walk to London's most famous tourist attractions within 15 minutes.

The school is well-known for its Quantum Speaking method, which is taught in small groups at different levels throughout the day - giving the student more speaking practice than at most other schools. Students can attend just Quantum classes and/or Grammar, Skills or Exam Preparation. The timetable is flexible, students can start a course any weekday. They can also change onto exam preparation classes, as their English improves, at no extra cost.

Avalon's English teachers are friendly, enthusiastic and have a passion for teaching. The classes focus on speaking, the most important part of communication. Students recommend Avalon to their friends, because unlike other teaching methods, they can feel their English improving quicker and have the confidence to speak English whatever their level. Avalon offers a flexible timetable of English language classes. Students can choose how many lessons they study per week, from a minimum of five lessons a week. Avalon can also provide a range of student accommodation in London for our English language students; homestay, residences and private student houses. Avalon school has an exciting programme of social events each month. Activities include boat parties, museum visits, climbing, pub and club nights.

Work for students

Degree students can work 20 hours per week during semesters and full time during semester breaks.

Dependant visas

Master degree students can apply for dependant visas for their spouses and kids.

Other benefits

The spouse will be able to apply for a job in the UK. Children are allowed to study at school for free.

How to stay in the country

Gradutate route: students can stay in the UK for 2 years after they graduate.