Overseas Nursing Programme (ONP)

Immigration advice surrounding the Overseas Nursing Programme

The UK Border Agency has recommended that Overseas Nursing Programme (ONP) students will apply under Tier 2 of the Points Based System. Tier 2 is a work permit category and it is necessary for the employer to agree for the employee to undertake the period of study and adaptation training necessary for the ONP.

Currently, most students who apply for the ONP will already be in the UK under a Tier 2 visa. If you fall into this category you should make sure that your employer is happy for you to undertake the ONP before contacting the Enquiries and Admissions team.

If you are outside the UK but already have a designated employment sponsor under Tier 2, you will need to make a Tier 2 visa application. Information about making a Tier 2 application can be found on the Home Office website.

If you currently hold a Tier 1 or other category visa, you should contact the Enquiries and Admissions team as you may still be eligible to apply for this course.

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