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Start up visa information

International Students

If you are an international student interested in starting a business after you graduate, START UP can help eligible students to develop and grow profitable businesses in the UK.

Discover what it takes to start a business in the UK and develop skills and practical strategies to help you achieve success. Find out more by becoming part of our START UP community. You'll gain access to peer-to-peer support, networking opportunities and valuable contacts.

In April 2019 the government launched a new Start-up visa route, which has replaced the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa route. Read our guide below for more information on how to apply. 


More help

Please contact the START UP team if you have any questions regarding the process of endorsement under the new route. For all visa related enquiries, please consult the Visa Team.