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You need to formally apply to the University if you would like your wife, husband, partner and/or children to join you here in Cambridge. More information is available on the Graduate Admissions pages.

You will need to demonstrate that the person(s) joining you can financially support themselves or can be supported by another party. If they are being supported by private means, you will need to calculate how much needs to be provided, and submit a Financial Undertaking Form. More information is available on the Graduate Admissions pages.

You may find if useful to contact the University's Childcare Office if you are arranging for your children to join you in Cambridge. For further information, please see the Childcare Office's page on childcare for children of University staff and students.

Application forms for person(s) to join you in Cambridge are available from your self-service account. Information can be found on the 'Applying for a Change in Your Student Status' page. 

For further information please contact the Graduate Students Team (

For students on a Tier 4 student visa, there is information on the ‘International Students’ webpages about applying for a dependant visa. For visa queries, contact the International Student Office.