Studying as a Tier 2 Dependent

Studying as a Tier 2 dependent

If you are on a Tier 2 dependent visa in the UK you may be wondering if you can study. In this article we examine the possibility of your studying in the UK under a Tier 2 dependent visa and if there are any considerations that you must undertake. We also take a view of the visa overall and how it is beneficial to you.

Am I allowed to study on a Tier 2 dependent visa?

Absolutely! In fact the paradox of a Tier 2 dependent visa is that the partner often gets significantly better benefits than the person with the Tier 2 visa. For instance, a Tier 2 dependent can work in any business, but the Tier 2 visa holder must stay with a sponsor company.

You will need to ensure that you meet the strict eligibility criteria, but if you do, the Tier 2 dependent visa is an excellent option and well worth pursuing.

Will I need to pay international student fees?

Potentially. The Home Office does not decide who is classed as an international student, that is down to the university themselves. You will need to speak to the university concerned to see their specific stance on your situation.

What about studying while I work?

Again no problem. The Tier 2 dependent visa is very beneficial and is the reason you have to jump so many hurdles to be eligible for it in the first place. But as long as you are eligible, the Tier 2 dependent visa is an excellent option.

One of the best reasons for having a Tier 2 dependent visa is the open nature of it and that it gives you pretty free rein. It is one of the more relaxed visas available and is excellent for a partner.

Where can I find out more information?

There are many fantastic resources in the education world and many universities themselves offer fantastic guidance on their own websites. It is worth finding the course that you want first and then speaking to the different universities that offer it. Many universities make a lot of money from international students and that is why they offer such good information to those that may attend their university.

You can also speak to us, we can help in any and all immigration situations and would love to speak to you about studying in the UK on a Tier 2 dependent visa.

How we can help

If you need more help and advice on studying or working in the UK then get in touch. Our specialist immigration lawyers have a wealth of experience in helping people just like you to live, study and work in the UK.

So for more information related to your specific needs, get in touch today and see what we can do to help you to succeed.

12 Comments

    September 13, 2018 REPLY

    Hi. My stepson who is in the UK on a Tier 2 dependent Visa (I am the sponsor) wants to attend Uni and the University says he is Intl student. We have been in UK for past 3+ years and he has been studying at Reading College for past 3 years where he didn’t pay as they considered him a UK resident under his Visa.

    Any advice as I read it comes down to each Universities own rules around Visa’s?

    Thanks

    Kevin

      February 26, 2019 REPLY

      Dear Kevin

      Thank you for submitting the enquiry on our website. In relation to the question, your stepson will be considered as a non-resident until he obtained his indefinite leave to remain.

      We hope this is helpful and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

      Kind regards,

      Fairmont Lawyers

    September 17, 2018 REPLY

    Do I need to give IELTS for pursuing post graduate ??
    I have tier 2 dependent visa.

      February 26, 2019 REPLY

      Dear Arpita

      Thank you for submitting enquiry on our website. In relation to your question, you do need to provide IELTS if you are on a Tier 2 dependent Visa and if you want to study at the University. We hope this is helpful, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

      Kind regards,

      Fairmont Lawyers

    November 10, 2018 REPLY

    Hi thanks it was really good information.i am MSC chemistry Bed I want to do PhD in chemistry can you guide me on the university where I can benefit I am on dependent tier 2 visa

      February 26, 2019 REPLY

      Dear Summandeep,

      Thank you for your comment on our website. We understand you are looking for a place to study in the UK. Let us know please if we can introduce you to a contact who may assist with finding or recommending a place for you.

      Kind regards,

      Fairmont Lawyers

    February 24, 2019 REPLY

    I need to study with tier 2 dependent visa

      February 26, 2019 REPLY

      Hi Revathi

      You can study when you are on a Tier 2 Dependant visa. Let us know if you have any questions or we may assist you with the process.

      Kind regards,

      Fairmont Lawyers

    March 12, 2019 REPLY

    Hello,

    I am currently practicing acupuncture in India with a 3 year degree. We are moving to Convent next month. Can I practice in Bristol? If no, could I study any course which gets me a CPD and then would be eligible for getting work.
    I am also a healer, will I be allowed to practice healing. My visa would be a tier 2 dependent.

    Thank you,
    Beena

      March 16, 2019 REPLY

      Dear Beena

      You are allowed to work with no restrictions as a Dependant however you might need to either obtain permission or recognised by the NHS qualification to practice medicine. For more information I would suggest to look into the NHS website or any other information that may assist you. We unfortunately do not advise on this aspect.

      Kind regards,

      Rem Kamarian

      Fairmont Lawyers

    March 12, 2019 REPLY

    Hi,
    I have tier 2 ICT visa and I am working for some reputated company. Will I be able to study Ms course while working?.if yes , do I need to write any kind of exam or what .

      March 16, 2019 REPLY

      Hi Shaful

      Thank you for your email. You can study as long as it does not interfere with the job you are sponsored for. You do not need a separate permission for this. I hope this is helpful.

      Kind regards,

      Rem Kamarian

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