Start UK

Support for Brookes international graduates in starting a business in the UK

Which visa is right for you?

We have been advised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) that the Start-Up Visa route will be closed for applications on 13th April 2023. 

After which there will be an adapted version of the Innovator Visa route released at some point, however at the moment we do not have details. Keep checking back for further updates. We will refresh this page when we have more information.

If you already hold a Start Up Visa - you can continue as normal until it expires.

If you already hold an Innovator Visa - you can continue as normal until it expires.

Enterprise Support work with the international alumni of Oxford Brookes University who are up to and including four years from graduation, to endorse them under the Home Office Start-Up and Innovator post-study work visa categories.  

We also work alongside the International Student Team (ISAT) to support international graduates from the university who hold a Graduate Visa and wish to then register and start a business or become self-employed.

Either of these two visas can allow you to extend your stay in the UK and / or to set up and grow a business or become self employed after your studies.

PLEASE NOTE:  Enterprise Support will only endorse graduates seeking to apply for the NEW Innovator Visa who are graduates from Oxford Brookes University, who are within four years of completing their 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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