Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) category allows MBA and other graduates to extend their stay after graduation to establish business in the UK. This is also available for overseas graduates who have been identified by UK Trade Investment (UKTI) as elite global graduate entrepreneurs who intend on establishing business in the UK.
The UK government has limited the number of applications that can be made under Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) category.
There is a limit of 2,000 places per year (running from 6 April 2013 to 5 April 2014).
The limit of 2,000 places will be allocated as follows:
For your application to be successful, you must score a total of 95 points and meet all the other requirements of the Immigration Rules
|You have been endorsed by a UK Higher Education Institution or UKTI.||25 points|
|You have been awarded a recognised Bachelor degree, Masters degree or PhD which is a UK degree; orfor Global Graduate Entrepreneurs only, one which is deemed by UKNARIC to meet or exceed the standard of a UK Bachelor’s degree; orYour previous grant of leave was as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) migrant and you have an endorsement for an extension application from the same institution.||25 points|
|The endorsement confirms that your endorsing body has assessed you and your business idea.||25 points|
|English language You can score these points if you:
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