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Careers and Enterprise


We’re on the hunt for the most innovative businesses and social enterprises emerging from QMUL.

What funding do we provide?

Are you a QMUL student or graduated less than two years ago? Do you have a business idea or have already started trading? Is your idea the next big thing?

Here is your opportunity to win up to £10,000 in equity-free awards, as well as expert mentoring and dedicated start-up support through our 8-week QIncubator programme. 

If you have an idea for a business that you’d like to start or grow we have Try It (up to £500), Grow It (up to £3,000) and Build It (up to £10,000) funding awards available.

Funding deadlines

Round 1: Friday 13th  November 2020 – Sunday 13th December 2020, 11:59pm 

Interviews: 25th / 26th / 27th January 2021 (Subject to panel availability)

Round 2: Friday 5th March 2021  - Monday 5th April 2021, 11:59pm

Interviews: 12th / 13th / 14th April 2021 (Subject to panel availability)

Who is eligable?

  • Currently registered QMUL home students and recent graduates who finished their course under two years ago can apply for any of our awards.
  • International students who have Tier 4 (General) Student immigration permission are restricted from the Try It and Grow It awards as they are not permitted to be self-employed, but are eligible to apply via the Build It route as this award supports pre-trade prototype development.


Our funding awards are sponsored by Santander University Division, which supports QM Enterprise through funding, mentoring, training and internships.

To get a reminder about our funding round opening dates, register on our QEnterprise newsletter