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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 sponsor’s 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. 

Approved sponsoring body
Alder Hey International Fellowship Scheme (Anaesthetics)
Canterbury Christ Church University
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford
Edge Hill University and Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust – International Training Fellowships in MCh programmes
ENT UK - Royal College of Surgeons
Great Ormond Street Hospital International Fellowship Programme
Guy’s & St Thomas’ - Intensive Care
Guy’s & St Thomas’ - Oncology
Guy’s & St Thomas’ – Pain Management
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - Haematology
Imperial College, London
Imperial College, London – Emergency Medicine
Imperial College, London – Intensive Care Medicine
Institute of Psychiatry, London
King’s College Hospital (Critical Care)
Lysholm Dept of Neuroradiology - National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCL
Manchester University Foundation Trust
NHS Health Education West Midlands
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
North West London Foundation School
Northumberland Tyne and Wear Psychiatry Fellowship Programme
Royal College of Anaesthetists 
Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Royal College of Emergency Medicine - Overseas Development Scheme/Work, Learn and Return
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
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 
South Staffordshire & Shropshire Health Care NHS Foundation Trust 
University of Buckingham School of Medicine
University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Alder Hey International Fellowship Scheme (Anaesthetics)
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
  • Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Edge Hill University and Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust – International Training Fellowships in MCh programmes
  • ENT UK - Royal College of Surgeons
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital International Fellowship Programme
  • Guy’s & St Thomas’ - Oncology
  • Guy’s & St Thomas’ – Pain Management
  • Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
  • Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - Haematology
  • Imperial College, London
  • Imperial College, London – Emergency Medicine
  • Imperial College, London – Intensive Care Medicine
  • Institute of Psychiatry, London
  • King’s College Hospital (Critical Care)
  • Lysholm Dept of Neuroradiology - National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCL
  • NHS Health Education West Midlands
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  • North West London Foundation School
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists  
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine - Overseas Development Scheme/ Work, Learn and Return
  • Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
  • 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 
  • South Staffordshire & Shropshire Health Care NHS Foundation Trust 
  • University of Buckingham School of Medicine
  • University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Alder Hey International Fellowship Scheme (Anaesthetics)
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
  • Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Edge Hill University and Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust – International Training Fellowships in MCh programmes
  • ENT UK - Royal College of Surgeons
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital International Fellowship Programme
  • Guy’s & St Thomas’ - Oncology
  • Guy’s & St Thomas’ – Pain Management
  • Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
  • Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - Haematology
  • Imperial College, London
  • Imperial College, London – Emergency Medicine
  • Imperial College, London – Intensive Care Medicine
  • Institute of Psychiatry, London
  • King’s College Hospital (Critical Care)
  • Lysholm Dept of Neuroradiology - National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCL
  • NHS Health Education West Midlands
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  • North West London Foundation School
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists  
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine - Overseas Development Scheme/ Work, Learn and Return
  • Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
  • 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 
  • South Staffordshire & Shropshire Health Care NHS Foundation Trust 
  • University of Buckingham School of Medicine
  • University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trus
  • 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.