Start Up Visa Applications – Now Open!

The University of Manchester is an endorsing body for the Start-up Visa, endorsing recent graduates in their entrepreneurial pursuits at the end of their Tier 4 visa.

If you’re an international recent graduate from The University of Manchester with an interest in starting your own business, then you may be eligible to apply for endorsement for the Start-up Visa via the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre.

The new businesses will need to be innovative with a clear sustainable competitive advantage over existing provision, they will need to be scalable with potential to create substantial jobs and growth not just in the UK but abroad as well, and that the applicants will need to be able to demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and competencies to run the business.

This call is open to recent graduates and current students or postgraduates who will be graduating on/before 30 September 2022.

Application forms can be obtained by contacting us (entrepreneurship@manchester.ac.uk).

Completed applications should be submitted to startupvisa@manchester.ac.uk by 8:00am. (GMT) on Monday 6 June 2022.

To view our informative webinar on Start Up Visa please visit this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fnu7dninb11w5c7/Start-up%20visa%20webinar%20Nov%2721.mp4?dl=0

The sad news is that the scheme will be suspended, if not permanently discontinued, at the end of September. So if you haven’t already graduated or will not graduate this year, then you will not be able to apply for this scheme.

We will probably have a second and final call deadline in late August 2022, but this depends on whether we still have any of our quota left (we have a maximum of 15 endorsements we can make between 5 April 2022 and 30 September 2022).

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