Starting a business in the UK

Support for international graduates with starting a business and becoming self-employed within the UK.

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Decide which visa is right for you

Every year Brookes Enterprise Support (BES) works with the Home Office to endorse global alumni of Oxford Brookes University (OBU) under the Start-up and Innovator post-study work visa categories.

We also work with the International Student Team (ISAT) to support more recent graduates who hold a Graduate Visa and wish to register and start a business or become self-employed.

These three visas allow you to extend your stay in the UK to set up and grow a business or become self employed after your studies.

Our wide range of support services are free and available for up to four years after you finish your studies. 

How to apply

Please read our eligibility guidelines carefully before making your decision. 

After which, please make an appointment with one of our team to discuss your business aspirations in more depth. 

For the full list of Endorsing Bodies for Investor business development and talent visas, please visit the Government website. 


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