Applying for registration using sponsorship

If you apply through sponsorship, you will have to satisfy the sponsor that you possess the knowledge, skills and experience required for practising as a fully registered medical practitioner in the UK. Each sponsor has their own scheme which we have pre-approved. If you can satisfy the requirements of their scheme, they will issue you with a Certificate of Sponsorship which you will need for your application with us. 

Please note that a core part of all sponsors' criteria is that a doctor applying for an offer of sponsorship must have been engaged in medical practice for three out of the last five years including the most recent 12 months. If you cannot meet these minimum criteria, it is unlikely that you'll be able to supply sufficient evidence to support your application for sponsorship. 

Doctors applying through sponsorship are required to demonstrate their English language skills by achieving our current minimum scores in the academic version of the IELTS test or the OET (medicine version).

  • Alder Hey International Fellowship Scheme (Anaesthetics)
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust - Clinical Fellowship in Gynaecological Oncology
  • BAPIO Training Academy Ltd – BTA International Fellowship Scheme with MBA in Healthcare from University of South Wales or University of Gibraltar
  • BAPIO Training Academy Ltd – International Training Programme for Postgraduate Doctors
  • Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital - Birmingham Women’s and Children’s International Medical Graduate sponsorship scheme
  • Cambridge University Hospital - Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme in Intensive Care Medicine/Anaesthesia
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission 
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust – International Psychiatric Sponsorship Scheme
  • Cumbria Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Psychiatry Fellowship Programme
  • Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust – ICENI Centre Fellowships Programme
  • Edge Hill University and Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust – International Training Fellowships in MCh programmes
  • ENT UK - Royal College of Surgeons
  • Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust – EPUT Advanced Fellowship in Psychiatry
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital International Fellowship Programme
  • Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  - Critical Care
  • Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust – Oncology Specialty Training
  • Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust – Pain Management and Neuromodulation Centre Specialist Training
  • Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust – Specialty Training in Anaesthetics
  • Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals Foundation Trust, Emergency Department – Senior Fellowship in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology
  • Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust – Anaesthesia and Critical Care
  • Health Education England North East and Yorkshire – GP, Psychiatry or Medical specialty training to CCT
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – CPSP International Partnership
  • Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – International Fellows at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - Haematology
  • Imperial College, London
  • Imperial College, London – Emergency Medicine
  • Imperial College, London – Intensive Care Medicine
  • King’s College Hospital (Critical Care)
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – Medical Training Initiative Programme
  • Lysholm Dept of Neuroradiology - National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCL
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - International Fellowship Programme
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • NAViGO Health and Social Care CIC – International Medical Fellowship in Psychiatry
  • Northampton General Hospital – Clinical Fellowship in Regional Anaesthesia
  • Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - International Clinical Fellowship Scheme
  • Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - International Clinical Fellowship Scheme (Psychiatry)
  • Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Emergency Medicine
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Oxford Eye Hospital
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Oxford Intensive Care Medicine (OxICM) Sponsorship Scheme
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Oxford University Hospitals Sponsorship Scheme
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – The Oxford International Neonatal and Paediatric Fellowship Programme
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists  
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists - MTI Scheme
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health – International Paediatric Sponsorship Scheme
  • Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health – MTI Scheme
  • Royal College of Pathologists
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Royal College of Radiologists - Clinical Radiology
  • Royal College of Radiologists - Clinical Oncology
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust 
  • Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Senior Clinical Fellowship Programme in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
  • Royal Wolverhampton Trust - Clinical Fellowship Programme
  • Somerset NHS Foundation Trust – Somerset General Adult Psychiatry Overseas Doctors Sponsorship Scheme
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – International Fellowship in Psychiatry
  • St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust International Anaesthetics Fellowship Programme
  • St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Dr Nirav Shah) – International Intensive Care Medicine Trainees
  • St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – International Emergency Medicine Trainees
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust – International Psychiatric CESR Fellowship
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Critical Care – Clinical Fellowship Critical Care & Peri-operative Medicine
  • University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust – Bristol Children's Hospital International Fellowship Scheme
  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • University of Buckingham – Master of Surgery
  • University of Chester and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust – International Training Fellows Psychiatry
  • University of Hertfordshire - Professional Doctorate in General Internal Medicine (Clinical MD) Programme

If your sponsor is not on this list then you cannot apply using sponsorship and will need to check the application finder to see which application is best for you.

If you want to know more about a particular scheme, you'll need to contact the sponsor directly.