Entry requirements for international applicants FAQs

Common questions and answers about STP entry requirements for international applicants.

As a non UK applicant - what do I need to do?

If you hold an international qualification you will need to provide a UK ENIC Statement of Comparability. This statement should be obtained prior to the application opening date and will need to be uploaded to your Oriel application. The UK ENIC Statement of Comparability must confirm that the ‘Comparable UK qualifications: Bachelor (Honours) degree’. If the statement contains Comparable UK qualifications: Bachelor (Ordinary) degree then your degree is not equivalent and your application will not proceed in the recruitment process.

I am from outside of the UK; do I have the right to work in the UK?

Where possible you must establish your right to work in the UK before applying. Please refer to the national guidance from NHS England and the UK Visas and Immigration Service to check your eligibility. If you require a Tier 2 visa to work and train in the UK please visit the Home Office website for the latest guidance.

What level of English language competency is required?

It is essential that you have the communication skills to enable you to perform the role effectively. You must also be able to demonstrate and provide evidence that you can achieve the standards set for clinical scientists by the Health and Care Professions Council. Please refer to the STP entry requirements for further details.

Does the NSHCS provide a Health and Care visa to applicants who require a visa?

Should you be successful and receive an offer, Health Education England will provide sponsorship providing you meet the minimum of 70 points under the Points Based System. Further details on the Points Based System can be found on the Home Office website.

Is it necessary to change visa status who are already in the UK with dependant visa after successful application?

All applicants will need the right to work and study in the UK. The visa can be switched to enable this.

As an international student, should I submit an official letter from my university with the predicted results?

No documentation is required to be submitted for all applicants with predicted grades.