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InstitutionTier 1 Visa costsTier 2 Visa costsTier 2 Visa Extension costsConversion Tier 4 to Tier 2 Visa costsTier 5 Visa costsILRIHS SurchargeDependents' costs
Support for UK/EU staff with non-EU dependants
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Aberwystwyth UniversityNot specifiedNot statedNot statedNot statedNot statedNot statedNot statedNot stated
https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/hr/employment-information/visas/tier--2--visas/
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Birkbeck University of LondonNot statedNot statedNot statedNot statedNot statedNot statedNot statedNot stated
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hr/policies_services/Recruitment/righttowork
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Cardiff UniversityUnknownNo NoUnknownUnknownNoNoNo
https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/help-for-applicants/international-applicants
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Imperial College London
Discretionary departmental reimbursement / interest free loan
Discretionary departmental reimbursement / interest free loan
Discretionary departmental reimbursement / interest free loan
Discretionary departmental reimbursement / interest free loan
Discretionary departmental reimbursement / interest free loan
Discretionary departmental reimbursement / interest free loan
Discretionary departmental reimbursement / interest free loan
Unclear, but seems to be no
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/human-resources/procedures/immigration/visa/
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Keele UniversityNot specifiedNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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LSEYYY staff
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Oxford Brookes Universitynoreimbursement does not saynononot specifiednot specifiedreimbursement
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/hr/handbook/recruitment/related_policies_procedures/relocation.html
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Queen's University BelfastYYY
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SOASYYY staff
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University College London
Visa and application costs where "linked to a specific role"
Pay for incountry leave to remainPay for incountry leave to remainUnclearNoInterest Free LoanInterest Free LoanInterest Free Loan
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/immigration-2016-guidance-on-the-payment-of-immigration-costs.pdf
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University of BathNot stated, presumbably noInterest free LoanInterest Free Loanunknownunkowninterest free loanInterest Free LoanInterest Free Loan
http://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/interest-free-loan-scheme-for-home-office-application-fees-and-related-legal-costs/
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University of Bournemouthnoreimbursementdoes not saynononot specifiednono
https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/jobs/how-apply/international-applicants/visa-information
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University of BristolAn "agreed proportion" reimbursedReimbursement (inc. Out of country apps)Reimbursement UnclearNoNot stated online, but reported as reimbursementNoNo
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/hr/resourcing/additionalguidance/overseas/overseas-nationals-faq.html#17
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University of CambridgeNot stated, presumably nointerest-free loaninterest-free loannot statedinterest free loaninterest free loaninterest free loanno
https://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/files/faq_-_tier_2_overseas_3_april_2018.pdf
https://www.opda.cam.ac.uk/news/university-visa-loan-scheme-to-launch-in-april
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University of Cardiffnononononononono
https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/what-we-can-offer/financial-benefits/relocating-to-cardiff/what-you-can-claim
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University of DerbyNoOnly CoS (so No)NoNoNoNoNot statedNo
https://jobs.derby.ac.uk/display.aspx?id=1253&pid=0
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University of DurhamNoReimbursement (inc. Out of country apps)Reimbursement ReimbursementNoReimbursement
Reimbursement (for staff on tier 2 visas)
Interest Free Loan for tier 2 dependents' visa costs
https://www.dur.ac.uk/hr/eligibility/ilrreimbursement/ https://www.dur.ac.uk/hr/eligibility/tier2reimbursement/
Reimbursements are paid as taxable income and employees should therefore expect to lose 20% for tax and 12% national insurance premiums on payslip following reimbursement.
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University of East AngliaNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
https://www.uea.ac.uk/hr/employee-information/ukvi
Updated when reimbursement policy was implemented (September 2018)
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University of EdinburghReimbursementReimbursementReimbursementYes, as part of Tier 2 reimbursementNot statedInterest Free Loan (up to £10k, over 12 or 24 months)
Reimbursement under Tier 2 process
Reimbursement under Tier 2, interest free loan for ILR
https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/international-staff/international-staff/immigration-fee-assistance
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University of Essexnot stated, presumbably nointerest free LoanInterest Free Loannonointerest free loaninterest Free Loaninterest Free Loan
https://www1.essex.ac.uk/hr/policies/docs/visa-interest-free-loans-policy.pdf
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University of ExeterReimbursementReimbursement Yes
Reimbursement (for staff on tier 2 visas)
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/staff/employment/righttowork/visareimbursementscheme/
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University of Glasgownoreimbursementdoes not saynononot specifiedreimbursementunclear
https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/internationalisation/internationalstaffworkingatglasgow/relocation/
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University of Huddersfielddon't knowreimbursement only upon hiring one offStrict policy NOT to supportdon't knowdon't knowdont know nonodon't knowlooking
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University of Hullnoreimbursementdoes not saynononot specifiedreimbursementreimbursement
http://www.hull.ac.uk/Work-with-us/More/Jobs/docs/Relocation-Policy.pdf
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University of KentnoReimbursement (inc. Out of country apps)ReimbursementnonoReimbursementnono
https://www.kent.ac.uk/human-resources/immigration/prospective-employees/visa-reimbursement.html
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University of Lancasternointerest free LoanInterest Free LoannonoInterest free loaninterest Free Loaninterest Free Loan
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/hr/EUReferendum/files/20161010%20Interest%20free%20loan%20paper%20v2.0.pdf
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University of LeedsReimbursmentReimbursement (inc. Out of country apps)Reimbursement ReimbursementNoReimbursementInterest Free LoanInterest Free Loan
http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/info/6/support_for_staff/309/visa_reimbursement_scheme
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University of Liverpoolnono reimbursement or loan offeredno reimbursement or loan offerednot aware that any visa costs offeredNot statedNot stated
Interest Free Loan (for staff on tier 2 visas)
Only loan on NHS surcharge not visas
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/working/relocating/visasandimmigration/
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University of ManchesterNoReimbursement (inc. Out of country apps)Reimbursement UnclearNot statedNo (but yes in School of Environment, Education and Development)Yes (for Tier 2), effective Jan 2019
Interest Free Loan up to 10000 for tier 2 dependents' visa costs and NHS surcharge
http://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/human-resources/new-staff/relocating-to-manchester/international-staff/passports-visas-and-eligibility/
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University of Newcastlenoreimbursementreimbursementnononot specifiedno
Reimbursement but no IHS surcharge
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/hr/assets/documents/visa-and-related-payments-june-2015_dp.pdf
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University of NottinghamInterest Free LoanInterest Free LoanInterest Free LoanUnclearNoInterest Free LoanInterest Free LoanNo
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/hr/guidesandsupport/workingintheuk/index.aspx ; https://exchange.nottingham.ac.uk/blog/vice-chancellor-announces-further-support-for-international-staff/
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University of Oxforddepartments should pay for first visadepartments should pay for first visadiscretion of departmentnonononono
https://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/permits/tier2/overseas/costandpaymentofapplications/
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University of Portsmouthreimbursementdoes not saynononot specifiedreimbursementIHS surcharge reimbursement
http://www.port.ac.uk/departments/services/humanresources/recruitmentandselection/downloads/filetodownload,191994,en.pdf
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University of Readingdont knowNodont knowdont knowdont know dont know NoNo
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University of Sheffield
Reimbursement (inc. Out of country apps)
Reimbursement (inc. Out of country apps)Reimbursement ReimbursementNot statedReimbursementInterest Free LoanInterest Free Loan
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/internationalstaff/visa-reimbursement
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University of SouthamptonNoReimbursement (inc. Out of country apps)NoNoNo
Unclear; reimbursement scheme states reimbursement for settlement
NoNo
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/hr/services/international-immigration/index.page (see link titled 'POLICY Visa Reimbursement'
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University of St AndrewsNo, unless agreed with Director of HRReimbursement of postal visa applicationsNot statedNot statedNoReimbursement (for staff on tier 2 visas)
Reimbursement (for staff on tier 2 visas)
Reimbursement for tier 2 dependents' visa costs and NHS surcharge
https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/policy/immigration/costs/
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University of Strathclydenoreimbursementdoes not saynononot specifiednot specifiedreimbursement
https://www.strath.ac.uk/media/ps/humanresources/policies/Relocation_Policy.pdf
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University of Sussexnosubject to income tax & NIC deductionsdoes not saynononot specifiednot specifiednot clear
https://m.sussex.ac.uk/webteam/gateway/file.php?name=removalexpenses&site=302
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University of Warwicknoreimbursementnonononot specifiednounclear
https://warwick.ac.uk/services/humanresources/internal/payroll/expenses/relocation/costs/
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University of YorkNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
https://www.york.ac.uk/admin/hr/browse/working-in-the-uk
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University of Goldsmiths
https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/iquad/collegepolicies/documents/pdf/humanresources/removalrelocationexpensespolicy.pdf
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Royal Holloway, University of London
NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Open University
no / reimbursement if you can get line manager support
No
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