Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur

The Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa Route (T1GE) is a sponsored visa route available to students who graduate from participating UK Universities.

You can apply within a year of successfully completing your undergraduate or postgraduate degree from the University of Derby. Your application can be made either in the UK before your Tier 4 visa expires or from outside of the UK if you no longer have a valid visa.

You must have a genuine, credible and viable business idea that will be based in the UK and of benefit to the UK economy.

The sponsorship is initially for one year but upon satisfactory completion and a review by the University of Derby, you can apply for an extention for another year. Once you have completed the two years, you can then independently apply to the Home Office for a Tier 1 Entrepreneurial Visa. You will need to provide details of your intention for your business along with the financial capital as before.

For more information on the T1GE route please go to: https://www.gov.uk/tier-1-graduate-entrepreneur-visa

If you are interested in applying for this visa, please email visa@derby.ac.uk 

Application Process