Intern in Britain

Visas and eligibility

As one of the UK’s largest A-Rated Temporary work GAE sponsors, when it comes to visa applications, we’ve got serious form. Here’s the need to know on getting your UK visa.

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What’s the Temporary Worker GAE visa?

Formerly known as the Tier 5 visa, the Temporary work GAE (Government Authorised Exchange) visa is the UK internship visa for international students and graduates. It allows you to come to the UK for a temporary period to do short-term work experience.

In order to apply, you must have a sponsor (that’s us), meet the eligibility criteria (that’s you), and have a paid or unpaid internship placement offer from a UK company (that’s your future UK boss... try not to mess it up at the office Christmas party).

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Visa eligibility Eligibility and requirements

BUNAC can sponsor students and recent graduates of all nationalities to apply for a Temporary Worker GAE visa who meet the below eligibility criteria:

  • Any nationality with a valid passport.
  • Aged 18 years or older.
  • Must be a full-time degree level student or have graduated within the last 24 months at the start of your internship.
  • If English isn’t your first language, you must have or be willing to obtain a SELT (Secure English Language Test) with a score of 6.0 or above. Find out more here. 
  • You must not have completed the same internship before.
  • You cannot apply for BUNAC sponsorship more than twice in your lifetime.
  • You must be able to show a minimum proof of funds of £1270. This is a UK immigration requirement.
  • You must have travel insurance that includes a minimum of USD $100,000 medical cover and repatriation of remains on one plan. Check out BUNAC's tailor-made insurance policies here.
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Why a BUNAC internship

We’ve worked closely with the UK Government since 2009 to launch this unique program for students and graduates globally. We’re still waiting for our crown, but BUNAC are classed as a gold standard sponsor for the Temporary work GAE program.

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You only live

You only live once...

Or maybe twice. If you’ve already done one UK internship with BUNAC and fell for Britain’s dry humour and (occasionally) wet weather, then BUNAC can sponsor you a second time. You just need to intern at a different UK company.

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