The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa scheme empowers the world’s best and brightest individuals in the fields of natural sciences, medical sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities and the arts to live and work in the UK. As one of five Designated Competent Bodies (DCB), the Royal Academy of Engineering undertakes this role to identify outstanding scholars, scientists and engineers wishing to enter the UK. 

The scheme is open to those who are recognised as world leaders (Exceptional Talent) and those with the potential to become future leaders (Exceptional Promise) in their fields. 

Further information on the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa route, including the eligibility criteria under each designated competent body can be found on the Home Office website.



To apply for a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa, please visit the Home Office website here.

For further information on the assessment process, please contact Terri Johnson.