UK University Guardianship

Bright World offers a programme which is unique to the needs of international students, studying at a UK University.

Universities can and do accept students who are under 18 but that if they are here without their parents, they must give the name of their UK based guardian. Our University Guardianship programme has been running for over a decade and we understand that University students' needs are very different from boarding school guardianship. We have therefore designed a programme for 17 year olds, that is flexible and which satisfies the UKVI and our strict safeguarding standards.  

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What is included in the Bright World UK University programme? 

Option A - basic guardianship:

  • Your Personal Care Manager available to you throughout the year Monday - Friday, liasing with the University on your behalf for unexpected situations.
  • 24/7 emergency phone service for students and parents
  • Privileged access to Blink, our online Parent Platform - see reports, manage your account, submit flight details and view driver profiles.

Option B - full guardianship:

  • All services from our basic guardianship offering.
  • Contact and support from your Bright World Buddy - The Bright World Buddy will keep in touch throughout the year, calling, emailing, always on the end of the phone.
  • The Bright World Buddy will visit the University on arrival and produce an Arrival Care Plan report.

Optional extras:

  • Organisation of safe and efficient airport transfers and other travel within the UK.
  • Additional visits to the University.


We will need the name of the Hall of Residence where our students will live with their emergency contact prior to guardianship. We can offer guardianship for students in private accommodation but only if we are given the name of a supervising adult who will be responsible for their day to day care.  

The journey - from application to arrival

Application is easy and once you have completed our online application form you will recieve a full introduction email and invoice. We will then be able to complete any paperwork required by your University.

If you would like more information about the Bright World UK University programme please contact us or phone direct on +44 (0)1273 835745.

UK University Placement

For expert advice on UK and US university entry, Bright World has teamed up with Education Advisers Ltd, whose experienced consultants offer a full range of Higher Education services for international students. These range from complimentary advice on the best University Foundation courses, to bespoke Oxbridge and Medical School coaching and mentorship programmes. You can visit their websites at or or call +44 1622 813870 for further information.

Apply for UK Guardianship

Apply for Guardianship

Fill out our online application form today for our UK Guardianship services. Alternatively contact our team direct on 01273 835 745 for guidance or more information about our services.