UK International Relocation Payment

The £10,000 UK International Relocation Payment for teachers.

The UK International Relocation Payment is a generous £10,000 grant paid by the Uk government to teachers from outside the UK who relocate to England to take up teaching positions.

This international relocation payment (IRP) provides financial assistance to cover the costs of visas, moving, and other expenses. If you’re eligible, read on to understand how to apply and claim this support as you embark on an exciting teaching career in England.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the UK International Relocation Payment, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a non-UK citizen moving to teach in England – UK and Irish citizens cannot receive this grant
  • Teach secondary school level physics, general science with physics, or languages (any except English)
  • Have a minimum 1 year teaching contract at an English state secondary school
  • Hold one of the accepted visa types like Skilled Worker, Youth Mobility, or Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme
  • Arrive in the UK no more than 3 months before your teaching contract begins

Application Process

The IRP application window for teachers who have started their contracts in the 2023/2024 school year is now open. It will remain open from 4th September until 31st October 2023.

Teachers and salaried trainee teachers must directly apply through the UK government’s website. Trainees on fee-paying courses will receive the payment automatically through their training provider.

If approved, the £10,000 will be issued around the end of your first term, once all eligibility criteria are verified. If you missed this deadline, indicate interest in the IRP to be notified for the next 2024 intake.

Use of Funds

The UK International Relocation Payment is paid as a single, one-time amount of £10,000 directly into your UK bank account. You have the flexibility to use it as you wish to cover any costs related to relocating. This may include:

  • Flight tickets
  • Shipping your belongings
  • Visa application fees
  • Paying the immigration health surcharge
  • Temporary housing

You do not need to provide receipts or proof of expenses. The grant is yours to use to make your move to England easier.

This is an incredible opportunity for qualified teachers abroad to kickstart an exciting career in England with £10,000 in financial assistance. Check if you’re eligible and apply for the international relocation payment today!


  • Am really interested. Alhaji kamara from sierra leone, Assistant lecturer at UNIMTECH University, logistics and procurement department and Assistant teacher at Methodists boy’s high school. Health science department. Am ready to relocate.

    • Hello Kamara,
      You seem very qualified,
      You can go through the post and follow the steps to relocate as a teacher.

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