If you are employed and you are considering a course that will boost your professional skills, your employer may be willing to contribute towards the cost of your studies.

The University of Greenwich offers a range of vocational courses that will bring the best out of you and help you develop professionally. Since many of our courses can be studied part-time, you may be able to continue working alongside your studies.

Sponsorship is also a great option for employers. It allows managers to retain their staff and to benefit instantly from their academic and professional development.

So, whether you are an employee looking to advance your career or an employer looking to bring new skills to the table, the University of Greenwich is an ideal match.

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Where to start

Some organisations have policies for sponsorship or benefits packages that you can consult. Otherwise, you may be able to discuss sponsorship options at an annual appraisal or a progress meeting.

If you want your employer to subsidise your fees, you may need to present a business case that shows how your learning offers a measurable benefit to the company.

You could demonstrate, for example, how your course will meet any learning needs you have set with your manager. You can also show how your learning aligns with goals or key performance indicators you are working towards.

Remember that you might additional help, such as time off to sit exams or to perform other critical tasks outside of your usual study timetable.

Choose your course from our prospectus.

How sponsorship works

Once your place to study is confirmed, your sponsor will need to contact us and request an invoice. If your sponsor is paying part of your course fees (e.g. 50%), you will be liable for the remaining balance.

You can also bring a letter with you when you arrive at university, though this could delay your registration. Letters of sponsorship from individuals (e.g. relatives/friends) are not accepted.

For international students, we accept official financial sponsors, such as National Governments, an international company or an overseas university. However, we reserve the right to decide which organisations we accept.

See 'How to pay your fees' for more details.