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Posted on November 16 2023

UK releases 2023 Global University List for HPI Visas. Apply now to work in the UK!

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Updated February 27 2024

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Highlights: UK High Potential Individual Visa; 2023

  • The visa is granted to recent graduates from prestigious global universities who want to work in UK.
  • The High Potential Individual Visa requirement lies in an overseas degree-level academic qualification.
  • The advantage of this visa is that the candidates can bring their dependent children and dependent partners along with them.


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An overview of UK High Potential Individual Visa

The UK High Potential Individual visa is granted to recent graduates from prestigious global universities who want to work or look into job opportunities in the UK.

With this visa, candidate can enter into UK and change into another immigration path such as the Innovator Founder route or Skilled Worker route that will eventually lead to permanent residency.

You can stay longer in the UK if you already have permission to stay in another immigration category by applying for a High Potential Individual Visa.

The benefit of the High Potential Individual Visa is that it allows the holders to enter the UK with their dependent children, and dependent partners.
 

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Global Universities List and Overseas Degree Requirement

The High Potential Individual Visa requirement lies in an overseas degree-level academic qualification. In order to be eligible for this visa, you must have been given the degree within the 5 years. Your granting institution must be listed on the Global Universities List, compiled by the Home Office.

Candidates who studied and got degrees from the list released by UK are granted with the HPI visa, the list of universities are given below:

 

Alphabetical Rankings Lists 2023 (establishments from Top 50 rankings which appeared on 2 or mores lists) Country
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA
Columbia University USA
Cornell University USA
Delft University of Technology Netherlands
Duke University USA
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL Switzerland) Switzerland
ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Switzerland
Fudan University China
Harvard University USA
Johns Hopkins University USA
Karolinska Institute Sweden
Kyoto University Japan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
McGill University Canada
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
National University of Singapore Singapore
New York University USA
Northwestern University USA
Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University France
Peking University China
Princeton University USA
Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
Stanford University USA
Technical University of Munich Germany
Tsinghua University China
University of British Columbia Canada
University of California, Berkeley USA
University of California, Los Angeles USA
University of California, San Diego USA
University of Chicago USA
University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
University of Melbourne Australia
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor USA
University of Pennsylvania USA
University of Tokyo Japan
University of Toronto Canada
University of Washington USA
Yale University USA
Zhejiang University China


Validity of the visa will depend on the qualification you relied on to meet the overseas degree requirement on the Global Universities List:

  • If you have a Ph.D. or another doctorate degree, you will be granted a 3 year visa.
  • You will be granted a 2 year visa for all other degree qualifications.
  • Once you are accepted, you will be able to work (including volunteer work and self-employment).


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