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Dependants of Tier 4

Your family members (dependants) might be able to apply to join or remain with you in the UK.

A dependant is either:

  • your husband, wife or civil partner
  • your unmarried or same-sex partner
  • your child under 18 years old – including if they were born in the UK during your stay

You can apply to bring a dependant to the UK if you are:

  • sponsored by a higher education institution on a course at level 7 on the Ofqual register or above that lasts 1 year or more
  • a new government-sponsored student on a course that lasts longer than 6 months
  • a Doctorate Extension Scheme student


You must show that your dependants can be supported while they are in the UK.

Each dependant must have a certain amount of money available to them – this is in addition to the money you must have to support yourself.

The amount of money you need depends on:

  • the length of your course
  • where you are studying in the UK
  • whether you have finished a UK course or are currently studying

You must have proof you have the money, and that it has been in your bank account or your dependant bank account for at least 28 days before you or they apply.

How we can help

As specialists in UK immigration law, at GB Immigration we can offer a full service to clients that require advice and assistance for their immigration. Our immigration team have strong experience in dealing with student immigration matters and to provide advice in submission of the original application, to preparation of extensions.

Our partner in education counselling and student support services GB Study, are able to provide additional support to students and their families.

If you would like to know more about applying to study in the UK or you wish to discuss your Immigration matter contact us today.

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