Academic Registry

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Scheme

Are you an international student with a business idea?

If you are an international student with a business idea you want to put into practice in the UK and you need a visa to do this after you graduate, you may be eligible to apply for the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Scheme. Pitch your business plan to a panel of industry experts for the chance to secure one of the six University endorsements for the next intake.

See here for an overview of our endorsement process.

*The government has announced a new Start-Up visa route which will launch in Spring 2019, replacing the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) route. This will not be a significant change and we expect the conditions of the new route to be largely the same. More information will be provided on this as it becomes available.

**Please note that the scheme is now closed to new applications.**  More information about future schemes will be published here in due course.