Start-up Visa Endorsement Applications - Michaelmas Term 2022

Applications are due by 12 noon on Friday, 4 November 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

Interviews on Monday, 21 November 2022

If invited, you must attend an interview in order to be considered for endorsement. Interviews will be held in person and online so please submit your preference with your application.  If you are available to attend in person it is encouraged.

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