Spouses and partners of UK Armed Forces personnel
Partners and spouses of UK Armed Forces personnel can sometimes find it challenging to pursue their own educational goals. We recommend discussing your circumstances with the university or college before you apply. They’ll give you more information about your options, and the support they can offer.
If high mobility is preventing you from applying to university or college, it might be worth investigating the different routes you can take, such as distance or online courses – find out more about distance and part-time learning. You may be able to change your university or college if you move – find out more about changing your course or provider. If you already have a professional qualification, refresher courses might help you back into a career.
If you also have parenting or care responsibilities, additional support is available to help you during your studies, and with your transition to higher education:
Where can I get more information?
The Armed Forces Covenant also supports the families of UK Armed Forces personnel – find out more about how they do this on the Armed Forces Covenant website.
If your partner or spouse is in the army, you can get more information from the Army Families Federation (AFF) website.
You may be able to access financial help through the Royal British Legion’s President’s Award Scheme.
The Naval Families Federation (NFF) website provides information and advice if your partner or spouse is in the Royal Navy or Marines.
If your spouse or partner is in the Royal Air Force, the Royal Air Force Families Federation (RAF FF) website offers more information
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