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
  • Cambridge University Hospital - Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme in Intensive Care Medicine/Anaesthesia
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
  • Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • 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' NHS Trust - Anaesthetics
  • 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 – Anaesthesia and Critical Care
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – CPSP International Partnership
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - Medical Training Initiative Programme
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumberland Tyne and Wear Psychiatry Fellowship Programme
  • Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Emergency Medicine
  • Oxford University Hospitals – Oxford Intensive Care Medicine (OxICM) Sponsorship Scheme
  • Oxford University Hospitals – The Oxford International Neonatal and Paediatric Fellowship Programme
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists  
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • 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 
  • Royal Wolverhampton Trust - Clinical Fellowship Programme
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – International Fellowship in Psychiatry
  • St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – International Emergency Medicine Trainees
  • University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

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.