Guidance

Student sponsor guidance

How to apply for a Student sponsor licence and how to sponsor a student.

Documents

Applying for a Student sponsor licence

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Sponsorship duties

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Student sponsor compliance

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Higher education regulatory reform

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Details

This is the full policy guidance on sponsoring a student. Use this guide to find out how to:

  • apply for (or renew) a university or college sponsor licence
  • enrol international students who will be studying under the Student or Child Student routes
Published 1 October 2013
Last updated 1 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance documents for use on or after 1 December.

  2. Updated all guidance documents to reflect new Student Visa route.

  3. Updated all 4 documents to reflect immigration rules changes.

  4. Updated guidance to be used from 1 August 2019.

  5. Replace all 4 documents with new versions.

  6. Updated guidance.

  7. Updated sponsorship duties document to be used from 8 May 2018.

  8. New guidance on higher education regulatory reform added.

  9. Guidance documents updated.

  10. Updated sponsorship duties guidance.

  11. Updated guidance for use on or after 6 April 2017.

  12. Updated guidance for use on or after 24 November.

  13. Updated guidance on 'Sponsorship duties'.

  14. Updated guidance.

  15. Updated guidance for educators.

  16. Updated guidance.

  17. Updated guidance for sponsors

  18. Updated tier 4 compliance guidance.

  19. Updated guidance

  20. Updated guidance

  21. Updated guidance.

  22. Updated guidance.

  23. Updated guidance.

  24. Updated sponsors' duties and compliance.

  25. Updated guidance.

  26. Updated sponsor guidance.

  27. Updated documents for use on or after 1 July 2014.

  28. New version of guidance published for use on or after 6 April.

  29. First published.