Northumbria University regularly welcomes a number of international students that are sponsored to study at the university. Northumbria classifies a sponsored student as a student whose tuition fees are paid directly to the university by a government or other organisation that is recognised by the University.
The International Office provides a central point of contact for sponsored students and their sponsors and can provide you with advice and support and can act as a liaison with university schools and departments on matters relating to admission, accommodation and finance on your behalf.
Applying to the University as a sponsored student
When you submit your initial application to the university you should state the name of the company or organisation that are sponsoring you in section 2 of the university application form and also provide a copy of any letter of sponsorship you receive from your sponsor. If you receive your final sponsorship letter on arrival in the UK please still submit copies of any initial correspondence you may have received confirming that you will be sponsored whilst in the UK.
If you do not provide any evidence of sponsorship you may be charged a deposit before the University will issue you with evidence with which to obtain your visa.
You must provide the university with a copy of a valid Financial Guarantee letter prior to enrolment. A financial guarantee letter that allows you to enrol must have been written on letter headed/official paper and include the following information in order to be deemed valid.
- Sponsor name and contact details
- Student name
- Course title
- Academic year
- Details of what sponsorship covers i.e. tuition fee amount
- Northumbria University must be stated on the letter
- Signed and dated by the sponsor
If you have any queries about applying as a sponsored student or you are an
organisation wishing to sponsor a student please contact Gillian Halse at
the email address above.