This guidance sets out temporary policy concessions for student sponsors, students and short-term study students in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The concessions will be kept under regular review and will be withdrawn once the situation returns to normal.
For student sponsors, this guidance must be read alongside the student sponsor guidance, which sets out the requirements for education providers wishing to apply for, and hold, a licence to sponsor international students to come to the UK under the student and child student routes.
- Document 1: covers applying for a student sponsor licence
- Document 2: covers sponsorship duties
- Document 3: covers compliance assessments and sanctions for non-compliance
- Document 4: covers the effect of Higher Education regulatory reform on student sponsors
Sponsors, and education providers who would like to apply for a student sponsor licence, should read all four documents and ensure they understand them and comply with them.
For short-term students, this guidance must be read alongside the short-term study guidance and Appendix Short-term Student (English Language).