International students and graduates

Learn about the support available

What support can I receive from The Cube Team?

The majority of our support* is available to international students on a Student (formerly Tier 4) visa and are designed to support you in exploring business venture opportunities.

These include:

  • workshops
  • events
  • drop in sessions
  • training and resources
  • Enactus.
If you are an international student and have any questions about your visa and the implications for accessing The Cube support, please let us know and we will consult with our colleagues in the UKVI Compliance Team to check any restrictions that may apply and see how we can best support you.

For any other queries please get in touch via

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

The new Graduate visa * allows successfully graduated students to stay in the UK for a further 2 years (for UGs) or 3 years (for PhDs).

The Graduate visa permits any type of work, either employed or self-employed, except working as a professional sportsperson or coach.

An EU student can work self-employed if they have pre-settled or settled status in the UK.

Any student holding a Tier 4/Student visa will not be able to work as self-employed.


*Our Professional Entrepreneurial Mentoring Programme and our competitions for start-up / freelancers and business development are the two offers that fall outside of the international student offer for Tier 4/Student visa holders due to restrictions on running a business and self-employment in the UK.

*There are certain eligibility conditions which may currently exclude some international students (inc EU students) so please contact prior to applying.