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Youth Mobility Scheme - Learn English in London

What is the YMS?

The Youth Mobility Scheme UK visa is a scheme designed for nationals of certain countries who wish to live and work in the UK.

This scheme offers many benefits, such as: 

  • You can live in the UK for up to 2 years
  • You can leave and re-enter the UK at any time during your stay
  • You can work (with a few restrictions)
  • You can study

What countries qualify for the YMS Visa?  


  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan

South America

  • Uruguay
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Why Choose Speak Up London?


Many ways to learn

Our courses follow a communicative approach that’s effective for English learners.

flexible solutions

Learn any time

Our course timetable is designed to suit your schedule. You can learn English when you want in London or online.


We care about your progress

Every six weeks, you will get individual tutorial sessions with your teacher to check your progress.

Read Our Guide

To learn more about the scheme, discover what you are allowed to do and receive advice.


With a Youth Mobility Scheme,  you have the possibility to work in most jobs and/or be self-employed.

This visa also allows you to have multiple jobs within the UK (that includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Are there any work restrictions?

  • You cannot work as a professional sportsperson also includes coaching
  • You cannot work as a doctor or dentist in training, unless you have a degree in medicine or dentistry from a UK institution that is a UK recognised

If you are happy to take part in an unpaid work experience or are looking for some part-time work, an Internship or Volunteering can also be an option.