Tier 4 (General) Students can have dependents with them in the UK if they:
- are government-sponsored and their course is full-time and longer than six months OR
- are doing a postgraduate level full-time course of 9 months or longer at a HEI
The money can be held by the dependent or by student. If the dependent is their child, the funds can be held by the child’s other parent who is lawfully present in the UK or being granted immigration permission at the same time as the child.
The amount of money that each dependent must show is as follows:
- If student will study in London, each dependent must show £845 for each month of immigration permission student has been granted, this is up to a maximum of 9 months (therefore, a maximum figure of £7,605).
- If student will study somewhere other than London, each dependent must show £680 for each month of immigration permission student has been granted or will be granted. This is up to a maximum of 9 months (therefore, a maximum figure of £6,120).
Tier 4 (Child) students cannot bring dependents. It is not recommended for Bachelor applicants to plan applying along with their girlfriends or boyfriends as dependent in the UK because most of them are not even of the legal age for marriage. We do not process Bachelor applications who wish to apply along with dependents.