Temporary worker – Government Authorised Exchange
The Temporary worker – Government Authorised Exchange visa allows you to be in the UK for a short period of time undertaking work experience, training, taking part in an Overseas Government Language Programme, or conducting some research.
Students on a Student or Tier 4 visa are able to switch to a Temporary worker (GAE) visa in the UK if they meet the following requirements:
- Have a valid Student or Tier 4 visa that has not expired
- Have a certificate of sponsorship from a Home Office approved sponsor
- Have £1,270 in savings in your bank account for 90 days before you apply, or confirmation from your sponsor that you will not claim public funds during your stay
Information on applying to a Tier 5 visa is available from the GOV.UK pages.