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Applying for a visa for dependants.
For more information, see UKCISA's
EEA and Swiss students
and the Home Office's
EEA family permits.
The University has very little accommodation for families. You can search for examples of houses and flats to rent at
Rightmove. Before you sign a contract or pay any money for rent or a deposit, make sure you understand your rights. The
Brookes Union Advice Service
offers a free contract checking service for students and important advice on housing.
has information about Oxford Brookes accommodation and private letting agencies.
Contact them as soon as you know you are coming
to Oxford Brookes.
There are also two private hostels with some rooms and flats for married couples and families. To apply, contact them early as possible:
Your spouse/partner and children can have the same medical care as yourself. For more about health care and insurance for international students and whether you are eligible for free NHS (National Health Service) care, see
Health and insurance.
Students with families can register with the
St Bartholomew's Medical Centre.
Oxford Brookes Nursery
Oxford Brookes Nursery
takes children between the ages of 4 months and 5 years. If you would like your child to go to the nursery, apply as soon as possible before you arrive. Because you are a student at Oxford Brookes, it does not automatically mean that you will get a
place at the nursery as places are limited. Visit the
for information about the nursery and how much it costs.
Other activities for young children
Information about other nurseries toddler groups, playgroups, and registered childminders is available from
Oxfordshire Family Information Service:
UK law says that children from 5 to 16 years of age must go to school. State education is free. Oxford schools are used to and welcome children from other countries. The school year is divided into 6 terms starting in early September. Although it
is easiest for them to settle in if they start at the beginning of a new term, children can usually join their school whenever they arrive in the UK.
Your choice of school will depend on where you are living, the age of your child and the number of places. you can find more information about schools in Oxfordshire and how to apply for a place from
Oxfordshire County Council.