96 authorised endorsing bodies named for Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) applicants

The Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa is aimed at graduates who have an outstanding business idea, rather than a job offer from an employer. The 96 institutions listed here are the only bodies able to endorse graduates applying under this route. 

96 authorised endorsing bodies named for Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) applicants

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), like Goldsmiths College, will identify graduates with credible business ideas and/or entrepreneurial skills. photo credit: Philip James via photopin cc

The 96 institutions are:

  •  Anglia Ruskin University
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Aston University
  • Bangor University
  • Birkbeck University of London
  • Birmingham City University
  • BPP University Limited
  • Brunel University
  • Cardiff Met University
  • Cardiff University
  • City University London
  • Coventry University
  • Cranfield University
  • De Montfort University
  • Edge Hill University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College London
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Liverpool Hope University London Business School
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Newcastle University
  • Northumbria University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Plymouth University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Regents University London
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal College of Art
  • Royal Veterinary College
  • SOAS University of London
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • Swansea University
  • Teesside University
  • The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • The University of Buckingham
  • The University of Cambridge
  • The University of Salford
  • The University of Sheffield
  • The University of West London
  • University College London
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Abertay Dundee
  • University of Bath
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Derby
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Durham
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of East London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Hull
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Northumbria at Newcastle
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Reading
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • University of the Arts London
  • University of the West of England
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Westminster
  • University of York
  • York St John University

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  • John Matsuki

    my uni was not listed.. can anyone help me?

    • 1st Contact

      Hi John

      I am afraid these are the only official bodies that can endorse graduates. Are you in need of a visa?

      • John Matsuki

        thank you for your reply. I would like to apply for the visa under “graduate entrepreneur”, unfortunately my uni was not listed as the endorsing bodies. is there any way that i could apply to get the visa..

        • 1st Contact

          Hi John

          I think it would be best if you got in touch with one of our visa consultants. Please email them with details of your needs and they will help you:

          visas@1stcontact.com