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International Students


What to consider

If you wish to bring family with you to Cambridge whilst studying, you will need to consider not only the financial implications but also your accommodation and any childcare, schooling needs and immigration rules. 

You will need supply evidence of additional financial support if you wish to bring dependants to Cambridge. Postgraduate Admissions provides more information. 

If you did not include dependants in your application to study at Cambridge, you will need to get permission from your College and Student Registry for them to join you. This is done via your Self-Service pages. Further information can be found here.

The University's Childcare Office aims to support families of the University community and provide an information service for University parents. They provide information on a range of family issues including childcare, schooling, financial support and local community resources.

UK Immigration Policy

Detailed guidance about the immigration rules for bringing family to the UK is provided in the immigration section as follows:

Bringing your family when you are studying