As part of the UKVI guidelines, the University must keep a copy of a letter from an applicant’s parents or legal guardian that should consent to the following –
Children aged 16 and 17 have the legal right to live independently in the UK and may make their own arrangements for accommodation but they need the consent of their parent(s)/legal guardian to do this and to travel to the UK.
Applicants will be requested to provide this letter of consent as part of the conditions of their offer. They must also provide a copy of their birth certificate to verify that the letter is from their parents.
Below is further information that may help clarify what a parent/legal guardian must consider in their letter of consent and assist in the applicant’s arrangements