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Visas: Overseas Students

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are applied by the UK Border Agency to the grant of student visas to foreign medical students who require more than four years to complete their training. (258633)

Under the tier 4 immigration rules, a student such as a medical student, following a course of study at or above degree level for longer than 12 months, and who meets all of the requirements of the immigration rules, will be granted leave to cover the full duration of their course, plus an additional period of four months.