Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship - Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa Endorsement

The HCfE manages the application for endorsement by the University of Reading for any graduates seeking a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa.

The Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa allows graduates from outside the EEA and Switzerland, who are endorsed by the University of Reading as having developed genuine and credible business ideas and entrepreneurial skills, to extend their stay in the UK in order to develop their business ideas and establish their businesses in the UK.

To obtain a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa, the student will need to be endorsed by the University of Reading alongside meeting other requirements as specified by UK Visas and Immigration.

The University is able to offer up to 10 endorsements in the current fiscal year ending 5 April 2019.

Application is only open to applicants who have been awarded a degree by the University of Reading in the 12 months immediately prior to the date of endorsement.

If the graduate wants the University to endorse his/her application for a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa, they will have to demonstrate that they have a genuine and credible business idea and that they will spend the majority of their working time on developing their business idea.

In seeking endorsement by the University, the graduate should read the University's 'Policy governing application for endorsement under Tier 1 (GE) visa', which can be accessed here.