The Foundation Programme
Tier 4 Visas

Please read the Tier 4 FAQs which should answer any queries you have. If your questions has still not been answered please email


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.


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 2014) will be sent an email inviting them to apply for a Tier 4 visa in 2014.

FP 2014 Tier 4 Key Documents

Tier 4 Process 

Tier 4 Key Date for foundation doctors

Tier 4 Key Dates for foundation schools

Tier 4 guidance for foundation doctors

Tier Guidance for foundation schools and employers


FP2013 Tier 4 Key Documents

FP 2013 Activity Report Form 



Frequently asked questions

The UKFPO has developed FAQs which should answer all of your queries.


Register for or access your Tier 4 online account

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