*you will not gain endorsement if your business is mainly property development, property management or related
to setting up a restaurant or food outlet. You will also not gain endorsement if your business is to act as a recruitment agent to the University, to recruit international students from the UK or overseas.
related to gambling, alcohol and military hardware development ideas will be
unacceptable. Business ideas within the
areas of creative industries, hi-tech, marine, environmental, advanced
engineering, health and wellbeing are more likely to be considered.
**although the Home Office rules permit you to apply from outside the UK, we will only sponsor applications made from within the UK through University of Plymouth.
If you have answered NO to any of the above questions, we may not be able to sponsor you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to check.
If you answered YES to all of the questions, carry on reading.
To apply under this visa category you will need a letter of endorsement from the University and this will be issued after successful completion of your degree and successful completion of the BETA programme and have been successful in your final business pitch. You will also need to ensure that all University tuition fees are paid up to date.
How do you apply for the BETA programme?
For full information please visit our BETA Enterprise page.