Non-UK/non-EEA nationals who graduate from a UK medical school wishing to undertake a recognised, two-year full-time Foundation Programme (including academic programmes) are eligible to apply for UKFPO Tier 4 sponsorship. Each doctor applying for UKFPO Tier 4 sponsorship will need to register for an online, personal Tier 4 account. For full details, please see The Tier 4 process.
INFORMATION FOR FP2013 APPLICANTS
All non UK/EEA nationals who graduate from a UK medical school applying via the national application system for a Foundation Programme (including academic programmes - commencing Aug 2013) will be sent an email inviting them to apply for a Tier 4 visa in 2013.
The process and timeline can be found below.
FP2013 Tier 4 Key Documents
Please note that the Tier 4 Guidance and FAQS will be updated after April 2013. This is due to a number of changes to immigration rules that will come into effect from 6 April 2013.
Please also note that the guidance in the 'UKBA Tier 4 Application Form Information 2012' is redundant for 2013.
Information for foundation doctors
Information for foundation schools
Guidance on when Tier 4 applicants can start the Foundation Programme 2013
Please click here to download the UKBA guidance on starting the Foundation Programme. This is last year's guidance, but there has been no change for 2013.
Frequently asked questions
The UKFPO has developed FAQs which should answer all of your queries.