Tier 1- Highly Skilled Workers (based on attributes scoring 75 points or over from following criteria and 10 points for maintenance (fund) & 10 points for English Language)
You will gain 30, 35 or 45 points for your qualifications
PhD - 45 points
Masters Degree (eg MA, MSc or MBA) or Professional Level Qualification (eg Chartered Accountant) - 35 points
Bachelor Degree - 30 points
None of above - 0 points
Note: For new applicants from April 06 2010 Bachelor Degree or above is acceptable.
UK Qualification (If the qualification was gained in the UK) or earning over £25,000 in the UK per year - 5 points
No UK Experience or No UK Qualification - 0 points
Please state below recent earnings in the UK Currency. You will gain 0 to 75 points under this category depending on earning power and Country of residence.
Income over last twelve months within last 15 months in the UK Currency.
If you are under 40 years of age you will gain points based on age.
29 or under - 20 points
30 to 34 - 10 points
35 or 39 - 5 points
40 or older - 0 points
If you do not maintain this fund for over 3 months - not eligible.
2. You are proficient in English (this is based on scoring at
least 6.5 score in IELTS or being resident of majority English speaking country
or having the UK degree)
If you are not proficient in English - not eligible
Note: Both of above requirements are mandatory. Regardless of meeting required points, if these mandatory requirements are not achieved, you are not qualified to success.