International students

International students and graduates


What help can I receive from the Enterprise Team? 

The vast majority of our support services* are available to International students on a Tier 4 visa and are designed to support you in exploring venture creation opportunities. These include: 

*Our Enterprise Placement Year and intensive 1:1 business advice for immediate start-up and business development are the two elements that fall outside of the international student offer for Tier4 visa holders due to restrictions on self-employment in the UK.  

If you are an international student and have any questions about your visa and the implications for accessing enterprise support, please let us know and we will consult with our colleagues in the International Office to check any restrictions that may apply and see how we can best support you. Please get in touch via


Is there any specific help for International Graduates wanting to pursue business start-up after graduation? 

There is a specific scheme for recent graduates of the University of Huddersfield who wish to apply for permission to remain in the UK in order to start a business. This scheme is called the Start-Up Visa route. Further information on this Visa is available from the International Office. Information which explains how and when to apply for this scheme is circulated each term and more information is also available here.