If you are an international graduate, this programme gives you the opportunity to set up your own business in the UK after finishing your studies.
This route is for new graduates of the University of Sheffield who wish to develop a viable, scaleable and innovative business idea and develop their entrepreneurial skills in order to establish a business in the UK. If you have a business proposal you can apply to join the programme, please see the below details and contact information.
Places on the Start-up visa programme are limited each year and it is a competitive process. We will only endorse applications that meet the eligibility criteria. There are two rounds to make your applications before March 2021. You can choose the most appropriate round for you, depending on your graduation and visa expiry date. If you are successful, and endorsed by the University, you will be able to apply for a Start-up visa for 24 months, during which time you can develop your idea and start a new business.
Round 1: 10 am, Thursday 9th July 2020
Round 2: 10 am, Thursday 19th November 2020
We expect all the potential applicants to engage with the Enterprise team sufficiently before making their applications, through workshops and 1-1 meetings.
Unless previously agreed with the Enterprise team, we will not encourage applications from students who have not attended any workshops or not met with the team before making their application.
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The University will NOT accept applications from students/graduates of other universities.
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If you are considering applying for this scheme and would like to find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will then be invited to take part in a mandatory information workshop to find out more about the opportunity. This will include information about the visa and business eligibility criteria and help you decide if the scheme is for you.
The following workshops are aimed at potential visa applicants and are open to all students from across the university:
To book a place, please email email@example.com.
If you are unable to attend the workshop or missed the last session then a recording will be available to you. The most recent workshop held on Wednesday 20th May 2020, 2-4pm is now available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and state ‘Start-up Visa’ in the subject matter to request this.