GMC Sponsorship for International Medical Graduates
International Sponsorship Scheme
Imperial College is able to sponsor well-qualified and highly recommended doctors, who wish to undertake part of their research in the UK. It is only intended for those who will return to their home country to practice with the skills they have gained, at the end of the sponsored period.
Imperial College will only consider sponsoring overseas doctors meet the following criteria:
- Already offered a suitable post by a senior member of Imperial College academic staff
- Awarded a scholarship, official funding or a salary. (The scheme does not encompass financial support for candidates).
You are advised to read the scheme regulations before applying, the regulations can be found below:
ApplicaThe Application Process
Before applying the candidate will have been interviewed and have been offered a position in the college by their supervisor. To commence the application the applicant must complete an Initial International Sponsorship Form and send it to email@example.com
The Supervisor should first conduct a structured interview as outlined in the regulations. Structured interview questions are available from the Postgraduate Medicine Administrator.
The supervisor should then complete the supervisor form (see below) and return it with the specified documents to the Postgraduate Medicine Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There is a fee of £300 for administration payable after the postgraduate administrator has received the Initial International Sponsorship form and deems the candidate initially suitable.
Applications should be made as far in advance of the expected start date for the post as possible. The timeframe for processing applications varies depending on the complexity of each case. Applications are processed in order of receipt, and all correspondence will be dealt with as quickly as possible. It is unlikely to take less than 3 months to process applications from initial contact.
An overview of the application process can be viewed below:
For any information or queries about the International Sponsorship Scheme please contact the Postgraduate Medicine Adminsitrator at email@example.com