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The Sirius programme

Aimed at talented international graduates who want to set up their headquarters in the UK as a long-term plan to grow their business.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Sirius programme

The competition, ran by UK Trade and Investment, is one of the most comprehensive start-up support packages offered globally. it takes no equity from enterprises.

If successful, you will receive:

  • mentoring
  • a place at one of the UK’s best accelerators
  • support to gain clients and set up your business
  • support to raise funds to scale your business

Sirius are looking for the right people, who really want the UK to be the place for their amazing ideas.

Applications are now open to graduates from all over the world who have followed BA/BSc level, Master or Research degree programmes.

For full details and to apply, visit

Applications must be made by the 30th June.

Published 30 May 2014