Sponsoring students: Frequently Asked Questions
Can you invoice us?
Once the student has entered the sponsor details as part of the registration process and a valid Purchase Order has been received we can issue an invoice to the sponsor.
If a student withdraws from their course am I as a sponsor still responsible for their fees?
Yes, you will be responsible for any outstanding fees which you have previously agreed to pay on behalf of the student.
A student has paid their own course fees but my organisation has now agreed to sponsor them. What should I do?
You may decide to reimburse the student directly for the fees they have already paid to the University of London International Programmes. The student can print receipts for these payments from their online fees statement and submit them to you as evidence.
Alternatively if you decide to resubmit the payment directly to the University of London International Programmes the student can receive a refund of any overpaid fees originally paid by themselves. The student would not receive any refund until the payment from the sponsor had been received. Students should be aware that a refund can take 4-6 weeks to process once all details have been received and passed our Central Finance Department.
I would like to contribute to only part of the student fee. How do I go about this?
When the student registers they will be asked to specify an amount or percentage of fees that the sponsor will be responsible for. The remaining fees will be charged directly to the student.
Can you quote our purchase order number on your invoice?
Yes the Purchase Order Number can be specified on request.
We want to sponsor a student. How can we let the University of London International Programmes know we want to pay a student’s fees?
Once a student has submitted an application and been given an offer they will be invited to complete their registration online. During this registration process the student will be asked how they intend to pay their fees. If the student selects Payment by Sponsor they will be asked to enter the sponsor’s details and have the ability to upload a Purchase Order or letter from the sponsor agreeing to pay the fees.
As the student’s sponsor can we see their examination results?
Yes it is possible, but we will have to have written consent from the student.
My organisation would like to sponsor an employee, student or a group - how do I make a course booking?
Each student will still need to apply to us directly. On the online application for they can indicate if their fees are going to be paid by a sponsor. When their application is approved the student will need to register online and print off the payment slip and the employer can then include the payment for this.