Start-up Visa Endorsement – apply now! | The Careers Service Start-up Visa Endorsement – apply now! – Oxford University Careers Service
Oxford logo
Current news

Start-up Visa Endorsement – apply now!

Blogged by Brianna Thompson on 15/10/2019.

All applications must be emailed to by Wednesday 20 November at 12 noon.

If you have an idea for a business, have a venture currently in development, or are piloting a new concept, you may be eligible to apply for our endorsement under the Start-up Visa scheme, which allows non-EEA nationals to reside in the UK in order to develop their business.

Previously endorsed businesses have included:

  • Social enterprises and not-for-profits
  • Technology start-ups
  • Funding generation and investment organisations
  • Digital education tools
  • Energy research

The University of Oxford can endorse up to thirty applicants per year. Calls for applications are held four times a year. The next deadline for applications is Wednesday 20 November at 12 noon. Applications are now open, and you can apply by email to

You can find more information and details of how to apply on our visas information page or on CareerConnect. Alternatively, you can sign up to our Start-up Visa mailing list.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on Thursday 5 December at the Careers Service (date and location are subject to change).  You must be able to attend these interviews in person.