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Visa Scheme For Postdocs

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa Scheme

Are you a non-EU citizen working as a postdoc at Cambridge?  Are you considering starting a business in the UK but aren't sure of the visa options?  Then read on.....

The University of Cambridge is an endorsing institution under the Home Office’s Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) route. This route is for graduates who have a genuine and credible business idea they wish to put into practice in the UK.

The University has a central role in identifying suitable candidates who have developed business ideas and in endorsing and supporting them. Endorsements are limited to 20 - 30 for each participating institution and are subject to approval by a selection panel.

Who is eligible?

  • You must be employed by the University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral worker with a Tier 2 visa sponsored by the University of Cambridge (not a Cambridge College) and you must hold a UK degree or PhD OR
  • You must have been awarded a Bachelor, Masters or PhD degree from the University of Cambridge.

For further information download the guide.

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