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Funds for your Student Dependant

Funds for your Student Dependant

How much money does your dependant need to show?

If your dependant is applying for permission to stay from within the UK and has been in the UK for at least 12 months with valid permission, they will meet the financial requirement and do not need to show funds. 

If they are applying from outside the UK, or from inside the UK but have been in the UK for less than 12 months, each dependant will need to show a minimum of £845 for every month of the immigration permission they are applying for, up to a maximum of 9 months (£7605).

The funds should be in addition to the funds that required for you, the student. 

Who can show the funds?

The funds can be shown in the student's name or the dependant's name. If your child is your dependant, the funds can also be shown in the child's other parent's account.

Evidence of available funds

The funds must be shown for a minimum of 28 consecutive days, the evidence should be in the format which meets the Student requirements

Financial sponsorship

If your dependant's living expenses are also being covered by your financial sponsor, they can provide an official financial sponsorship letter which contains all of the required details.

We are aware that the Student dependant application form does not currently provide the option for your dependant to say that they are financially sponsored by your official financial sponsor. We therefore recommend that your dependant explains this in the 'additional information' section of the application form and includes a explanatory cover letter with their supporting documents. 

Law, regulations and policies can change quickly. The information on our website is given in good faith and has been carefully checked but QMUL cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. QMUL is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites which are provided for further information.

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