International Students

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa

Cardiff University is delighted to be able to support our graduates with the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa.

What is the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa?

This UKBA scheme is open to non-EEA graduates who have outstanding business idea to put into practice in the UK. Cardiff University has been allocated a set of General Endorsements which can be allocated until 5 April 2016.

How to apply for endorsement from Cardiff University

For more information on the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur please click here. You can also visit the UKBA website by following the link.

 When you should apply

Current judging panel dates are outlined below. All applications must be received 2 weeks before these dates. Please note these are potential dates and may change depending on level of suitable and eligible applications.

  • Friday 30 October 2015
  • Friday 27 November 2015
  • Friday 18 December 2015 (Cancelled)
  • Friday 29 January 2016

You are advised to apply at least three months before your current visa expires.

If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Student Enterprise


Interest Form

Business Plan Guide

For more information please contact Cardiff University Enterprise at