A tailor-made visa for High Potential Individuals from the world’s top universities!
UK Visas and Immigration will launch the High Potential Individual (HPI) visa route on May 30, 2022, for candidates who are rewarded between 1 November 2021 and 31 October 2022.
Objective of HPI visa: It aims to give British businesses access to an influx of skilled young workers
The HPI route is specifically designed to entice top global graduates to the UK. This is a short-term visa for students to begin their early careers after completing their courses in top universities. UK government has launched this to benefit the UK workforce.
This is especially for students who have graduated during the mentioned period. The UK government will release the eligible universities tabled between 2016 and 2020. The candidates who are eligible can apply for an HPI visa without any job offer in the UK.
|Name of the University
|Name of the Country
|California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
|Delft University of Technology
|Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL Switzerland)
|ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
|Johns Hopkins University
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
|Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
|National University of Singapore
|New York University
|Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University
|Shanghai Jiao Tong University
|Technical University of Munich
|University of British Columbia
|University of California, Berkeley
|University of California, Los Angeles
|University of California, San Diego
|University of Chicago
|University of Hong Kong
|University of Melbourne
|University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
|University of Pennsylvania
|University of Tokyo
|University of Toronto
|University of Washington
Duration of HPI Visa
If you have a Ph.D., then you can stay for three years. Whereas the candidates with Bachelor’s and Master’s can stay up to 2 years in the UK with an HPI visa.
The major difference between the HPI visa and the UK graduate visa is:
|UK graduate visa
|Study in world top schools outside the UK
|Study within UK
|Can stay upto 2 to 3 years after completing degree in world’s top schools outside the UK
|Can stay for two years after completing a degree in the UK
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