You can only receive official financial sponsorship from:
- your national government
- an international organisation with offices in more than one country
- one of the UK government’s sponsored programmes
- the British Council
- a university
- a UK independent school.
If your financial sponsor is only covering some of your course fees or living costs, you must show that you have the rest of the money needed.
If you were previously sponsored
If you are no longer being sponsored but were sponsored before and your financial sponsorship ended within 12 months of your application being made, you will need your sponsor’s permission to stay in or re-enter the UK.
You must provide us with your financial sponsor’s unconditional consent in writing. This must confirm that your sponsor has no objection to you continuing your studies in the UK. If your financial sponsor does not give consent, we will refuse the application.