HPI Visa UK University List and Requirements. A brand new visa for High Potential Individuals (HPI) will launch in the UK on May 30, 2022. The main goal of this visa is to attract highly competent foreign university graduates who will be able to work and live in the United Kingdom for at least 2-3 years, depending on their degree level.
This visa allows applicants to work or even start their own business as well as volunteer. A work offer or sponsorship is not required for foreign nationals to obtain a visa. The new High Potential Individual Route Visa streamlines the application procedure for applicants while also ensuring that foreign nationals perform well and contribute to the UK economy.
According to Kevin Foster, the Minister for Safe and Legal Migration “The HPI route enables the applicants to demonstrate high energy and become an asset to the economy of the UK and labor market in the UK. This route can be selected even without a job offer.”
HPI Visa UK University List
Check the British Government’s Gov.uk website to see if your university is recognized by the UK government or download the pdfs belows. Every year, the government provides a list of university names that they acknowledge.
This list includes schools having at least two prestigious rankings among the top 50. A few ranking names are listed below.
- The Academic Rankings
- Times Higher Education Rankings
- Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings.
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Language Skill Requirement
If the applicant’s studies are in English medium, then the applicant needs to pass at least a B1 level of English language test, and that pass certificate must be submitted.
The graduation degree outside the UK should meet the requirements set by the UK government. This required standard should match the UK bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degrees standard.
To obtain a High Potential Individual (HPI) visa, the applicant must have a minimum of 1,270 pounds in their bank account for not less than 31 days and maintain it for a consecutive period of 28 days.
If the applicant has been a UK resident for at least 12 months, there is no need to maintain 1270 pounds in the bank account.
Cost of UK Study Visa
It costs around 715 pounds. With an HPI visa, the applicant’s stay period
For the graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree, the stay period is two years.
For Ph.D. or other Doctorate graduates, the HPI stay period is three years.
This visa is allotted only once and is not available for those applicants who already have a Graduate visa.
If the HPI visa expires, the applicant cannot directly apply for permanent residence.
Before the expiry date, the applicant must change their permits to the skilled worker or exceptional talent, start-up and innovator, or scale-up routes.
The applicants can bring their dependents, like spouses, partners, or children below 18 years. A partner can also be a spouse, civil partner, or unmarried partner. Unmarried partners must submit proof of living together at least for two years and a genuine relationship.
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