Start-up Visa Endorsement: Apply now for HT21 round

Applications are due by 12 noon on Thursday 11 March in order to be considered for Start-up Visa endorsement this round

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 must attend a virtual discussion before you submit your application in order for it to be considered.  Discussion slots are available from 14-16:30 every weekday through 5 March. Email to book.

Interviews on Thursday 25 March

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 vist our UK visas page.