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Start-Up Visa for International Students

Information on applying for the Start-Up Visa

Who can apply?

Tier 4 visa/Student visa holders who have completed and been awarded an undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD degree who wish to develop ideas or entrepreneurial skills by setting up a business in the UK and have been endorsed by the University of Hertfordshire.

When can you apply?

When you have received an endorsement and you are eligible.

Where can you apply?

You can apply in the UK before your current leave expires or from your home country.

How can you apply?

First you need to submit your business plan to the University. Please contact for an application form. There are a limited number of places for innovative, viable and scalable business ideas and entrepreneurial skills and if you are accepted onto this programme you will receive an endorsement from the University of Hertfordshire and the Student Immigration Team (Advice) will contact you to submit your visa application.

For more information see the Home Office and UKCISA websites and book an appointment to see a Student Immigration Adviser.