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International Sponsors and Sponsored Students

Information for international sponsors and sponsored students at the University of Bath.

What is an International Sponsored Student?

Sponsored students are overseas students in receipt of sponsorship or a scholarship from external sponsors.

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A sponsor could be an employer, a commercial organisation or a government body; a sponsor is not a friend or relative who has agreed to pay your tuition fees.

International sponsored students are overseas students in receipt of sponsorship or a scholarship from external sponsors including:

  • The government of the student (including ministries, departments, agencies, embassies)
  • The British Council or other UK funded scholarship programmes such as Commonwealth, Chevening or Marshall
  • An international organisation, company, or university

Paying your tuition fees

International sponsored students need to provide the University with a sponsorship or financial guarantee letter before registration.

If you are a sponsored student, you must provide a financial guarantee letter or official sponsor agreement letter from your sponsor ahead of registration.

Find out more about how to pay your tuition fees if you are a sponsored student.

Reports and Student Status Letters

If you are a Sponsor and you have any queries about sponsoring international students at Bath including requesting progress, academic or student status reports, please contact us at

Sponsor Newsletter

If you would like to receive our biannual Sponsor Newsletter please contact us to be added to the mailing list.


International sponsored students with queries about their sponsorship should first approach their sponsor. If you need support from the university relating to your sponsorship please contact us at: