Career sponsorship opportunities

Companies/organisations offering sponsorship for degree study

Sponsorship can provide an ideal solution to funding your studies.  It’s worth exploring the websites of organisations you may be interested in working for in the future, or contacting them direct, to ask whether they offer sponsorship opportunities and to find out which degree disciplines are eligible.   As with all funding sources, competition is fierce, so make sure you apply early.

Types of sponsorship vary; for instance some organisations may support students throughout their entire course whilst others may provide support for the final year of study following a successful work experience placement or internship.

Here are some examples of organisations that have provided sponsorship to students:

BAE Systems

Sponsorship following industrial placements in business, finance and engineering roles.

Tata Steel

Sponsorship on completion of placements including commerce, finance, logistics, HR, metallurgy, process technology, research and development and human resources management.

Countryside Properties Plc

Sponsorship opportunities have included six week paid work experience placements each summer together with support during studies.


Royal Air Force (RAF), Royal Navy and Royal Marines and The Army

Defence university sponsorship focuses particularly on engineering, medicine and dentistry. You may also like to read about opportunities to train with the armed forces whilst you are a student.

Other examples

Further examples can be found in the money matters section of the Student Book website, which includes a page on sponsorship