We understand that many of you will be considering whether to bring your families with you to the UK while you are studying. As this is such a big decision, it is important that we provide you with information to help you work out what is best for you and your family- whether this is just a wife/husband/partner or if you have dependant children as well.

Below you will find links to key information resources for students with families.

Our Dependants: International Students page has lots of guidance around immigration for families. This includes eligibility, costs and how/when you can make a visa application.

The Information for International Families page has more generic information about things to think about when considering a move to the UK: finance, timings, dependants and working, schooling, responsibilities of students with families plus is a downloadable Guide for Families which covers some of these considerations. Alongside that is our more comprehensive guidance around Applying for Schools and Childcare- which is of vital importance if you have children.

Finally, it is very important that you are considering the information contained within the UK Living Costs and Finances- International Students page. Living in the UK may be considerably more expensive than you think- so you must ensure that you have both realistic expectations as well as all necessary funds in place before you decide to bring family to the UK to join you.