Start-up visa

Are you currently studying at Royal Holloway on a Tier 4 International Student visa? Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit and want to stay in the UK to run your own business? Then the start-up visa is just what you’re looking for.

Every year, we are able to endorse a set number of our students to be eligible for the start-up visa of the UK. It is a competitive process so get started early to have the best chance to be prepared as best you can.

For all those who successfully receive a start-up visa, we provide mentors for the duration of the visa as well as ongoing support through workshops.

You can now register your interest here.

*Students on Tier 4 visa are not allowed to engage in business activity unless they obtain a Start-Up visa.


*Please be aware that students granted leave to remain through the new Graduation Immigration Route (GIR) will not be able to switch to the Startup or Innovator visa at a later date. Please get relevant advice from International Student Services or the gov.uk website.