International job applicants

As an international university we welcome job applicants from all countries and nationalities.

We’re known for our welcoming and friendly approach and the contribution from our international students and staff is crucial to our continued success and global outlook.

Working and visas

We have to check that you're eligible to live and work in the UK before you start work. We recommend that you use the UK Government’s website for visa and immigration information. It outlines your options for visas and whether your family and dependents can live and work in the UK.

If you do not yet have eligibility to work in the UK, and you receive an offer of employment with the University, the offer will be subject to successful attainment of this requirement.

The UK immigration system have some restrictions in relation to who we are able to employ from non-EU countries on various grounds (see the UKVI website's section on working in the UK for further details).

Applicants from outside the EU need to apply for eligibility to work in the UK through one of the allowed immigration routes. The majority of international workers coming to the University apply through the Tier 2 (Sponsored Skilled Worker) route, however there may also be other routes available to you, depending on your circumstances. Contact us and we will be happy to discuss your options.

Applicants from the EU

Following the UK voting to the leave the EU, we’ll continue to welcome applications from EU nationals as well as recruiting from around the world, subject to relevant immigration rules in place at the time.

The UK Government’s statement confirmed that, following the transition to leaving the EU, there will be no immediate changes, including the status and employment circumstances of non-UK EU citizens living here.

EU staff continue to retain the right to remain and to free movement under the current arrangements.


EURAXESS UK is a hub which aids researchers in their career development and supports researchers moving to different countries

Living and working in Scotland

A warm welcome, new career opportunities and a great quality of life await you.