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Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many universities, further education colleges and other educational institutions had applied for licences to sponsor foreign students by 1 October 2008. (234787)

[holding answer 11 November 2008]: The number of educational establishments which have applied for licences to sponsor foreign students under the points based system is 541.

The breakdown is:

Number

Universities

19

Further education colleges

169

Other educational establishments

353

The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.