Rent guarantor for EU and international students

To help international and EU students overcome the problem of not having a UK-based guarantor for renting private accommodation, UWE Bristol has partnered with YourGuarantor.

This reputable company has been authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and will provide an affordable and safe service by acting as a guarantor.

If your application is accepted they can act as rent guarantor for up to a maximum of £1,500 per person per month. The cost for using the scheme is 3.5% of the value of your tenancy/lease.

YourGuarantor guarantee will cost you 3.5% of the value of your tenancy/lease.

Eligibility

Undergraduates

Undergraduate foundation year students

  • Sorry, you’re not eligible for the YourGuarantor scheme.

Undergraduate first year students

  • You must have completed a full time foundation year programme at UWE Bristol in the last academic year.
  • Your private rented tenancy can be for up to 12 months from the end date of your foundation year.

Undergraduate second year and undergraduate placement year students

  • You must have completed year 1 (or year 2 if doing a placement year) of a full time undergraduate programme at UWE Bristol in the last academic year.
  • Your private rented tenancy can be for up to 12 months from the end date of your first year (or second year if you’re doing a placement).

Undergraduate final year students

  • You must have completed year 2 (or placement year) of a full time undergraduate programme at UWE Bristol in the last academic year.
  • Your private rented tenancy can be for up to 12 months ending no later than 31 August of the year you’re due to graduate.

Students completing one year at university as part of an exchange/study abroad programme

  • You must be studying at the University for one year as part of a multi-year non-UK degree course.
  • Your private rented tenancy must be between your enrolment and UK course finish date.

Postgraduates

Postgraduate first year students doing a one-year course

  • There is no eligibility criteria.
  • Your private rented tenancy can be for up to 12 months from the end date of your previous course or from the day you enrol at UWE Bristol. The end date of your tenancy can be no later than the end of the month following the month of your graduation.

Postgraduate first year students doing a course of more than one year

  • There is no eligibility criteria.
  • Your private rented tenancy can be for up to 12 months from the end date of your previous course or from the day you enrol at UWE Bristol.

Postgraduate returning students

  • There is no eligibility criteria.
  • Your private rented tenancy can be for up to 12 months. It must end no later than the end date of your course or the end of the month following the month of your graduation.

Postgraduate final year students

  • There is no eligibility criteria.
  • Your private rented tenancy can be for up to 12 months. It must end no later than the end date of your course or the end of the month following the month of your graduation.

How to apply

Apply for the YourGuarantor UK rent guarantee

Terms and conditions

The scheme is administered and run by YourGuarantor. Please read the full terms and conditions on their website.

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