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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UK Universities

UK University Guardianship in the UK.

Bright World can offer guardianship at UK Universities across the UK to satisfy University requirements for students aged 17 at the point of entry.

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Scotland Wales Northern England South West England South East England Central England

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.

Supervised halls of residence

Bright World University Guardianship Programme is only available to 17 year olds who are staying in supervised university halls of residence. We will need the name of the adult supervising the accommodation with their emergency contact prior to guardianship. We cannot offer guardianship for students in private accommodation or host families arranged by the university or a third-party provider.

Bright World University Placements helps overseas students to apply to and join a UK university at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Our universities been carefully chosen for their academic excellence, course diversity and cosmopolitan locations. They are all listed in the drop down menu at the top of the page, use the menus to compare the courses available at each of our partner universities and for a brief introduction to the facilities available. Bright World can also place students into other UK universities on request.

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.

UK Universities

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.

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