Start-up Visa Applications for Endorsement

Applications are due by 12 noon on Friday, 17 June 2022, in order to be considered for Start-up Visa endorsement.

The University of Oxford Start-up Visa Endorsement Panel will be continuing with endorsements but with the condition that this will be reviewed after each round, other endorsing bodies can be found on the website.

The University of Oxford Careers Service invites all those who wish to stay in the UK to develop their business ideas and who meet the eligibility criteria, to apply for University endorsement. We are keen to support entrepreneurship and all types of businesses are considered for endorsement.

In order to be considered you must:

  • Have received, or will receive, your degree from the University of Oxford, or
  • Be working at Oxford as a postgraduate with a Tier 2 visa, or
  • Be working at the University as research staff.

In addition to this each business plan must demonstrate innovation, viability and scalability.

Please send your completed application form to

Sign up for a 1:1 application discussion

You can attend a virtual discussion before you submit your application in order to discuss your application. Discussion slots are available from 12:30-17 every weekday from 6 June 2022 until 15 June 2022. Email to book.

Interviews on 27-28 June 2022

Please submit your date preference with your application, we will do our best to accommodate schedules but cannot make any guarantees. If invited, you must attend an interview in order to be considered for endorsement. All interviews will be conducted virtually.  

For more information on eligibility requirements and what to include in your application, please visit our UK visas page.