The Government values the contribution which migrants makes to the medical research sector.
There are generous provisions for PhD-level occupations, which include medical researchers. These occupations have higher priority when allocating monthly places within the Tier 2 cap. We have also exempted these occupations from the £35,000 earnings threshold for settlement applications and exempted them from the Immigration Skills Charge.
The Government is committed to developing a future borders and immigration system that will cater for all sectors of the UK, including for those who make a very valuable contribution to our research sector.