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Supporting Overseas Graduates

In partnership with UEL's International office, UEL Enterprise supports graduates on the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa programme. The Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa route allows UEL graduates from outside the EU/EEA to remain in the UK for up to 2 years to develop an innovative and genuine business idea.

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Information

The Entrepreneurship Visa enables successful international applicants to remain in the UK for up to 2 Years post-graduation to develop and start their business with support and endorsement from UEL Enterprise.  

We have two applications rounds per year:

Spring/Summer Dates

Expression of Interest Opens:
1st April 2019

Expression of Interest Closes:
6th May 2019

Decision & Invitation to Start-Up Workshops and Full Application:

17th May 2019

Business Plan Deadline:
12th July 2019

Panel:
24th July 2019

Autumn/Winter Dates

Expression of Interest Opens:
2nd September 2019

Expression of Interest Closes:
7th October 2019

Decision & Invitation to Start-Up School and Full Application:
18th October 2019

Business Plan Deadline:
29th November 2019

Panel:
11th December 2019

Following the receipt of initial expressions of interest selected applicants will then be invited to submit a full application and take part in our Start Up School. The final recommendation is made at our Tier 1 Panel.

Applicants are asked to fill out an Expression of Interest form, and send to enterprise@uel.ac.uk before the deadlines stated above.