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    Why HPI Visa? – CIS (Chiltern Immigration Services) Offers Guidance

     Embrace the UK’s High Potential Individual (HPI) Visa

    CIS (Chiltern Immigration Services) specializes in guiding skilled individuals through the HPI Visa process, a unique pathway for recent graduates from the world’s top universities. Introduced on May 30, 2022, by UK Visas and Immigration, the HPI visa is designed to enhance the British workforce with fresh, skilled talent.

     Key Advantages of the HPI Visa
    • No Job Offer Required: A streamlined entry into the UK for skilled individuals.
    • Attracting Global Talent: Targets recent top university graduates.
    • Duration: Offers a 2-3 year work permit.
    • Minimal Financial Requirement: Requires proof of funds of at least £1,270.
     Understanding the HPI Visa

    This bespoke visa option targets recent graduates, aiming to bolster the UK’s business sector with new skilled workers. It’s an advantageous route for talented students, allowing them to initiate their careers in the UK promptly after completing their studies at elite global institutions.

     Eligibility Criteria for the HPI Visa
    • Age: Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
    • Education: Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Post-Doctorate degrees obtained within the last five years from a qualifying university.
    • English Proficiency: Either from an English-speaking country or through a test or degree.
    • Financial Stability: At least £1,270 in savings.

    Note: UK universities are not on the eligibility list. If already in the UK on a student visa, options may include applying for a Graduate visa.

     2023 Global University List for HPI Visas

    CIS provides up-to-date information on eligible universities for the HPI visa. The 2023 list includes top-ranking institutions, recognized globally for their educational excellence.

    Alphabetical Rankings Lists 2023 (establishments from Top 50 rankings which appeared on 2 or mores lists)Country
    California Institute of Technology (Caltech)USA
    Columbia UniversityUSA
    Cornell UniversityUSA
    Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands
    Duke UniversityUSA
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL Switzerland)Switzerland
    ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)Switzerland
    Fudan UniversityChina
    Harvard UniversityUSA
    Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA
    Karolinska InstituteSweden
    Kyoto UniversityJapan
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)USA
    McGill UniversityCanada
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU)Singapore
    National University of SingaporeSingapore
    New York UniversityUSA
    Northwestern UniversityUSA
    Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research UniversityFrance
    Peking UniversityChina
    Princeton UniversityUSA
    Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
    Stanford UniversityUSA
    Technical University of MunichGermany
    Tsinghua UniversityChina
    University of British ColumbiaCanada
    University of California, BerkeleyUSA
    University of California, Los AngelesUSA
    University of California, San DiegoUSA
    University of ChicagoUSA
    University of Hong KongHong Kong
    University of MelbourneAustralia
    University of Michigan-Ann ArborUSA
    University of PennsylvaniaUSA
    University of TokyoJapan
    University of TorontoCanada
    University of WashingtonUSA
    Yale UniversityUSA
    Zhejiang UniversityChina
    Partner with CIS for Your HPI Visa Application

    CIS (Chiltern Immigration Services) is dedicated to assisting you in every step of your HPI visa application. From eligibility assessment to final submission, CIS ensures a seamless and successful visa process, paving your way to a promising future in the UK.