Breaking: UK Govt Announces Free Visa, N10m Offer to Nigerian Teachers, Graduates Ready to Relocate – See How to Apply

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The UK government has announced a £10,000(about N10m) international relocation payment (IRP) to non-UK trainees and teachers to come work in England.

Nigerian graduates who can teach languages and physics courses are qualified to apply before 31 October 2023.

UK is looking for Nigerian graduates to join its teaching workforce Photo credit: Matthew Horwood Source: Getty Images

The payment is designed to help cover the costs of moving to England, such as visa fees, immigration health surcharge, and other relocation expenses.

statement from the UK office reads:

“The IRP offers financial support to teachers and trainees from all over the world who wish to come to train and work in English schools.

“It will be paid around the end of the teacher’s or trainee’s first term. It will not need to be repaid.

“If eligible, trainee teachers can receive both the IRP and a bursary or scholarship.

How to apply

The UK government said that to be eligible, teachers or trainees must be willing to come and work in England for the 2023 to 2024 academic year

The offer is only for non-UK citizens and those not already in the UK.

Also, interested persons must first visit the UK Teaching website using this link to ensure their certificates match the requirements for teachers and trainees.

How the scheme will work

The statement further noted that the scheme works differently for fee-paying trainees, salaried trainees, and teachers.

It added:

“Trainees on fee-paying courses do not need to apply for the IRP. Training providers will pay the IRP directly to these trainees along with any bursaries they are entitled to.

“Teachers and trainees are encouraged to express an interest in the IRP by emailing if they:

“Start their job or course after 31 October 2023, while successful applicants should receive the £10,000(about N10m) by 31 January 2024.”

Interested applicants are advised to apply now, however, for those who miss the October 2023 application deadline, the UK government has promised that another round will commence in January 2024.

Snapshot of requirements to be eligible if interested

  • Be a non-UK citizen
  • Be coming to England to teach or train to teach languages or physics
  • Have a degree
  • Have recognised teacher-training qualifications
  • Have at least one year of teaching experience
  • Be able to speak English to an undergraduate level.

The languages eligible for the payment are: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

The physics courses eligible for the payment are: physics, astrophysics, and nuclear physics.

It is important to note that at the embassy, interested applicants must apply for a skilled worker visa.

Breakdown of amount required to relocate to UK for singles, married

Meanwhile, in another report, disclosed that a Nigerian residing abroad published a comprehensive estimate of how much it may cost to migrate to the United Kingdom.

Although he clarified that it is only an estimate, his study will guide Nigerians traveling as singles, married couples, and families.

The number of Nigerians leaving for the UK is at an all-time high, mainly via studies.


Yakubu Atanda

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4 thoughts on “Breaking: UK Govt Announces Free Visa, N10m Offer to Nigerian Teachers, Graduates Ready to Relocate – See How to Apply

  1. OGU DESMOND CHIKAMNELE September 20, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    I express interest to teach in the Uk. Thank you very much for this opportunity.

  2. OGU DESMOND CHIKAMNELE September 20, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks you very much for this opportunity.

    1. OGU DESMOND CHIKAMNELE September 25, 2023 at 2:33 pm

      I agree and express interest to teach in the UK. Thank you for this opportunity.

  3. Mikidad Saleh September 26, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Yeah that’s good thank you for this wonderful opportunity, I really appreciate and I am interested


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