New Students

Bringing your family

Guidance and resources for students accompanied by family or dependents.

If your dependents are moving with you to the UK you should consider accommodation, healthcare, and support.

We provide couples and family accommodation for students who wish to bring their partners or children with them while studying at the University of Edinburgh. 

While this type of accommodation is not guaranteed, offers are made on a first-come, first-served basis; and only once you become an Unconditional Firm to study at the University of Edinburgh.

Couples and families (Accommodation, Catering and Events website)

Finding private accommodation

Student Parents Health and Wellbeing

Find further guidance and information for our students who are also parents

Student Parents navigating university life

Your children

Find childcare in or near your place of study. The Kings Buildings offers its own childcare service but there are many registered nurseries across the city of Edinburgh.

Childcare, schools, and looking after your family while studying

Tier 4 students

If you are coming to study in the UK as a Tier 4 student you may wish to bring family with you. Certain students are permitted to bring family members to the UK as dependants.

Immigration guidance for international students with dependents

For further information on bringing your family, including information on healthcare and support for your family, visit the International Applicants site.

Students with dependents