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Start-up Visa scheme

Are you an international student or graduate from The University of Manchester and would like to start a business here in the UK? This Start-up Visa scheme could provide you with the ideal opportunity. The new scheme replaces the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa.

The Start-up visa is for early-stage, high-potential entrepreneurs who are starting a business for the first time in the UK. It grants you a two-year stay in the UK, during which applicants will spend the majority of their time developing their businesses.

Read more about applying for the Start-up visa >>

Discover how the Masood Enterprise Centre can support your start-up >>

Businesses started by former international students at the University include:

  • Home Fans - providing unique football-related travel experiences
  • Perfocal - an online marketplace that connects people with high-quality freelance photographers
  • Specscart - an innovative online eyewear retailer
  • Urban Chain - using blockchain technology in different urban service provisions