The Uruguayan-British Youth Mobility Scheme

15 Feb 2024, 00 mins ago

As of 31 January 2024, an exciting opportunity has emerged for young British and Uruguayan nationals aged 18 to 30: the Uruguayan-British Youth Mobility Scheme.

With an aim to foster cultural exchange and strengthen ties between the two nations, this scheme offers a chance for 500 individuals from each country to immerse themselves in the life and culture of the other for up to two years.

The Uruguayan-British Youth Mobility Scheme was born out of a desire to promote closer relations between the British and Uruguayan states. By facilitating young people’s access to opportunities for travel, work and life experience abroad, the scheme aims to deepen the understanding of each other’s cultures, societies and languages. This initiative not only enriches the lives of participants, but also contributes to building stronger connections between the UK and Uruguay.

For Uruguayan citizens wishing to travel to the UK under this scheme, the process involves applying for a Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) visa. Both suitability and eligibility requirements will apply.

The Uruguayan-British Youth Mobility Scheme adds to the roster of Youth Mobility Schemes already established by the UK with other countries around the world.

Currently, the UK has agreements in place with Andorra, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Taiwan and now Uruguay. Similarly, Uruguay has Working Holiday programmes in operation with Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and now the United Kingdom, reflecting a global network of youth exchange opportunities.

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