Information for International Applicants
City, University of London is one of the most popular destinations in the UK for international students who come from over 150 different countries and create a cosmopolitan and lively learning environment for education and research. Our location in the centre of London and the international focus of our courses makes City a natural choice for international applicants looking to come and work in the UK.
Although the application process is the same for all candidates regardless of whether they are based within the UK or internationally we recognise that it may be difficult for some candidates to travel to the UK to take part in our selection processes. To help overcome this we are able to offer alternative methods such as video interviews that enable international applicants to take part but do not compromise the rigorous selection standards that we have in place.
To ensure that only those with the right skills or the right contribution will be able to come to the UK to work, the UK government have introduced a point based immigration system. If you are a national from a country that is not part of the European Economic Area and do not already have the right to work in the UK you will need the permission of the UK Border Agency before you can commence an appointment at City, University of London.
Should you be selected as the preferred candidate for a role at City, you will need to pass a points-based assessment. If the assessment is passed we will apply for a certificate of sponsorship which will allow you to gain permission from the UK Border Agency to take up the role you have been offered. More details on the points-based assessment and the immigration criteria can be found here.