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Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for overseas student visas from people of each nationality were refused in each month (a) since 31 March 2009 and (b) between 31 March 2008 and 30 March 2009. (280661)

[holding answer 18 June 2009]: The following table details how many applications for overseas student visas from people of each nationality were refused in each month (a) since 31 March 2009 and (b) between 31 March 2008 and 30 March 2009.

Reporting period

2008

2009

Nationality

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Grand total

Afghanistan

15

47

28

27

30

45

33

31

20

23

31

15

14

21

6

8

394

Albania

13

35

7

15

30

38

38

21

11

21

12

11

5

3

6

10

276

Algeria

22

24

13

6

22

28

72

14

31

85

80

42

37

21

7

8

512

Andorra

0

0

0

Angola

0

5

5

1

2

15

15

16

12

8

16

12

10

3

12

3

135

Anguilla

0

0

0

0

Antigua and Barbuda

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Argentina

5

1

1

3

2

0

3

2

7

3

2

3

4

3

4

4

47

Armenia

1

0

0

0

0

4

1

5

0

2

0

1

2

0

0

1

17

Australia

2

0

0

1

6

11

10

2

3

4

6

1

1

2

6

25

80

Azerbaijan

0

4

2

0

5

5

7

8

1

9

5

1

0

1

0

5

53

Bahamas

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

2

6

12

Bahrain

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

2

1

0

1

1

3

12

Bangladesh

571

624

570

516

573

557

800

364

236

131

302

1,042

765

454

62

81

7,648

Barbados

0

1

0

0

0

5

0

1

5

2

4

1

2

1

2

2

26

Belarus

7

12

17

19

12

19

11

11

7

12

9

8

10

3

2

12

171

Belize

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Benin

1

0

2

1

6

2

7

3

3

2

7

3

1

2

1

3

44

Bhutan

0

1

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

5

Bolivia

3

2

5

3

2

1

5

4

8

12

8

4

6

6

6

10

85

Bosnia And Herzegovina

1

1

0

1

3

3

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

13

Botswana

17

13

17

13

13

16

16

11

3

3

8

3

4

1

0

0

138

Brazil

131

84

91

69

98

102

75

67

101

44

113

66

108

71

136

117

1473

British Citizen

0

1

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

British Dependent Territories Citizen

0

0

British National Overseas

2

3

4

4

11

22

22

5

2

7

22

0

2

4

7

12

129

British Overseas Citizen

0

1

0

0

0

1

British Protected Person

0

0

Brunei

0

0

1

0

3

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

8

Bulgaria

0

0

Burkina

0

0

2

1

1

4

3

1

0

3

0

0

2

0

17

Burma (Myanmar)

22

18

13

22

12

17

32

13

8

22

33

14

6

4

18

2

256

Burundi

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

1

1

0

8

Cambodia

1

0

0

0

2

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

9

Cameroon

49

64

37

51

38

122

247

120

52

78

83

33

59

13

12

35

1093

Canada

2

3

2

2

4

8

16

7

1

6

4

2

4

0

10

26

97

Cape Verde

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

2

0

5

Cayman Islands

0

0

0

Central African Republic

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

6

Chad

0

1

1

0

0

2

1

2

2

2

1

1

0

13

Chile

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

4

5

2

10

6

1

2

34

China

480

542

546

584

838

1,134

1,223

499

482

535

503

318

250

294

445

317

8990

Colombia

46

66

37

71

81

82

95

45

44

55

61

54

110

74

168

108

1,197

Comoros

1

1

1

0

1

1

0

5

Congo

13

13

7

8

8

19

42

35

24

22

18

14

11

8

3

3

248

Costa Rica

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Croatia

1

2

3

3

3

0

4

1

0

0

4

2

3

1

0

0

27

Cuba

2

1

1

1

2

1

2

1

3

0

0

3

2

1

0

0

20

Cyprus

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

1

1

6

Czech Republic

0

0

Democratic Republic of Congo

3

1

8

6

8

17

12

7

2

5

4

6

2

4

1

4

90

Denmark

0

0

Djibouti

0

1

0

1

0

0

2

2

0

0

6

Dominica

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

8

Dominican Republic

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

2

1

4

0

0

2

0

1

13

Ecuador

10

7

13

12

12

6

10

12

0

19

15

9

4

5

5

23

162

Egypt

7

14

8

9

19

28

35

24

3

5

21

15

16

25

29

36

294

El Salvador

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

3

Equatorial Guinea

0

1

1

1

2

0

1

2

1

1

0

1

0

11

Eritrea

0

0

1

3

2

3

1

1

0

2

1

4

4

0

22

Estonia

1

1

Ethiopia

2

2

2

1

2

10

23

2

5

5

2

4

3

1

1

7

72

Fiji

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

2

4

1

0

10

Gabon

2

0

2

0

8

5

4

2

3

1

3

1

31

Gambia

20

54

18

41

53

71

130

61

15

40

144

52

55

11

25

24

814

Georgia

21

22

10

8

18

24

25

32

20

12

26

35

16

21

3

9

302

Ghana

63

68

57

71

134

217

397

146

50

65

152

68

63

16

12

23

1,602

Greece

0

0

Grenada

0

2

2

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

1

10

Guatemala

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

3

Guinea

15

12

8

10

7

16

22

25

22

16

8

12

21

2

6

3

205

Guinea-Bissau

2

0

0

0

3

4

2

1

0

0

0

1

13

Guyana

1

1

0

0

1

0

7

2

1

1

0

1

1

1

0

0

17

Haiti

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

2

0

1

0

1

1

8

Honduras

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

2

Hong Kong

3

2

0

8

9

16

19

6

0

4

8

0

1

7

14

27

124

Iceland

0

0

India

616

721

707

662

983

1,263

1,761

1,127

829

751

1,857

2,127

1,106

1168

851

2,050

1,8579

Indonesia

1

5

3

7

9

6

6

9

3

3

12

2

2

11

2

9

90

Iran

123

79

51

77

80

82

111

126

79

118

101

110

102

87

59

64

1,449

Iraq

22

24

7

14

18

20

15

18

13

15

6

5

7

6

6

19

215

Israel

5

7

8

6

9

4

14

9

5

0

7

3

1

1

2

3

84

Italy

0

0

0

0

Ivory Coast

8

15

13

11

6

11

27

15

14

15

20

14

18

4

6

3

200

Jamaica

4

4

12

5

15

14

39

12

2

5

4

6

5

2

0

6

135

Japan

5

2

0

3

1

8

5

3

3

4

5

4

6

9

243

128

429

Jordan

14

11

10

3

11

25

29

16

10

10

9

2

4

7

8

6

175

Kazakhstan

7

7

5

1

24

37

27

22

2

6

12

14

13

16

11

23

227

Kenya

27

22

10

17

37

93

151

38

18

39

53

18

21

13

3

7

567

Kiribati

0

1

0

1

Korea (North)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kosovo

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

3

4

5

7

3

29

Kuwait

2

2

1

3

2

36

43

25

3

6

9

1

2

8

16

22

181

Kyrgyzstan

15

6

6

6

14

13

11

13

3

11

11

9

27

7

3

7

162

Laos

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Lebanon

6

9

1

1

10

9

13

11

6

3

6

6

3

1

6

5

96

Lesotho

1

1

1

0

2

1

0

0

1

2

1

0

0

0

10

Liberia

2

2

0

0

0

5

5

4

3

1

1

0

0

1

0

24

Libya

63

73

43

48

69

66

82

65

43

59

63

102

112

120

180

70

1,258

Macau

1

0

0

0

1

1

4

1

0

1

0

0

9

Macedonia

0

2

12

2

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

3

8

31

Madagascar

0

3

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

9

Malawi

53

29

21

31

39

64

69

40

17

47

27

19

16

6

4

3

485

Malaysia

36

54

49

52

105

176

200

52

35

41

33

28

26

29

81

61

1,058

Maldives

2

0

3

0

7

8

3

1

1

2

2

7

0

1

2

3

42

Mali

7

2

2

4

3

5

0

5

6

9

3

7

2

1

5

2

63

Mauritania

1

0

0

0

5

2

1

1

0

0

1

2

1

0

3

17

Mauritius

52

49

17

34

33

65

78

31

15

39

35

38

24

11

10

13

544

Mexico

6

32

12

14

33

16

59

2

23

18

20

11

6

6

6

90

354

Moldova

13

4

7

6

7

13

13

14

10

8

3

2

10

2

3

6

121

Monaco

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mongolia

108

107

57

54

69

102

103

73

72

33

81

59

16

46

7

36

1,023

Montenegro

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

5

Morocco

5

4

2

9

2

24

21

12

14

9

17

10

10

15

40

20

214

Mozambique

2

5

4

0

6

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

24

Namibia

1

0

0

0

3

5

3

1

1

3

2

3

1

0

1

0

24

Nauru

0

1

1

Nepal

330

169

151

129

121

171

136

97

48

44

149

82

61

29

55

298

2,070

New Zealand

0

0

0

1

1

2

0

1

5

0

1

0

0

0

2

7

20

Nicaragua

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

4

Niger

1

2

1

1

4

2

6

6

3

3

1

1

1

0

0

1

33

Nigeria

901

777

708

646

2,447

3,033

4,023

1,311

861

1,810

2,542

1,136

1,188

673

315

333

2,2704

Niue

0

0

None

0

1

0

0

0

1

Norway

0

0

0

0

0

Oman

0

0

0

0

0

6

4

1

3

0

4

1

0

1

0

1

21

Pakistan

1,245

2,141

1,608

885

1,506

2,061

2,737

2,385

1,637

1,239

3,063

2,953

2,090

1,006

356

376

2,7288

Palestinian Authority

0

0

0

0

0

Panama

0

1

0

3

1

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

3

2

14

Papua New Guinea

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Paraguay

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

2

Peru

12

6

6

5

10

5

5

3

4

17

12

5

8

9

12

28

147

Philippines

99

192

172

145

236

388

597

505

724

484

580

489

586

351

357

174

6,079

Pitcairn Islands

0

0

Poland

0

1

0

0

1

Portugal

0

0

Qatar

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

10

13

9

37

Refugee (Art 1 1951 Convention)

0

0

2

0

2

Romania

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Russia

24

62

40

49

68

97

129

71

52

75

58

45

60

28

23

42

923

Rwanda

0

1

2

1

3

4

6

1

0

4

3

5

3

1

1

0

35

San Marino

0

1

1

Sao Tome and Principe

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

1

0

0

0

6

Saudi Arabia

5

15

16

11

33

19

31

12

12

7

13

27

34

32

193

251

711

Senegal

16

15

9

3

16

5

15

21

4

39

33

13

17

4

13

8

231

Serbia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

3

0

0

0

1

6

Seychelles

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

4

Sierra Leone

23

28

20

15

22

60

68

36

16

34

46

30

22

9

11

6

446

Singapore

0

4

2

5

24

49

25

6

2

3

5

3

6

2

4

8

148

Solomon Islands

0

0

0

Somalia

0

0

0

1

2

1

1

0

1

0

2

1

1

2

12

South Africa

27

31

22

25

40

82

57

29

8

8

13

15

12

5

3

8

385

South Korea

40

72

35

59

135

145

157

68

46

59

67

74

34

74

167

120

1352

Sri Lanka

231

179

190

307

137

173

545

156

233

251

278

553

179

456

313

364

4,545

St. Kitts And Nevis

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

St. Lucia

1

0

1

2

2

3

6

3

2

4

0

1

1

0

0

2

28

St. Vincent

1

0

1

1

0

2

1

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

1

10

Stateless (Art 1 1951 Convention)

1

0

1

1

2

0

5

1

1

2

0

0

1

0

1

2

18

Sudan

7

7

6

8

19

20

26

17

6

3

15

10

12

7

20

19

202

Surinam

1

0

0

0

1

Swaziland

0

1

0

1

2

0

2

0

0

0

2

8

Switzerland

0

0

Syria

8

11

7

12

15

26

34

25

34

18

16

21

18

6

12

10

273

Taiwan

1

2

1

1

2

0

3

1

0

1

1

0

0

4

5

9

31

Tajikistan

1

1

0

0

4

3

4

6

1

3

1

2

1

2

0

1

30

Tanzania

21

38

40

28

34

102

193

112

86

68

121

57

61

18

3

10

992

Thailand

59

71

76

112

129

92

121

100

64

62

87

86

78

63

74

122

1,396

Togo

1

2

0

4

3

3

7

3

1

4

2

2

2

0

0

0

34

Tonga

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Trinidad And Tobago

0

2

4

1

5

1

5

4

2

10

4

2

3

1

2

10

56

Tunisia

2

1

3

0

4

4

5

11

2

4

2

2

3

7

3

5

58

Turkey

157

74

125

109

122

142

194

173

102

133

163

178

252

67

128

106

2,225

Turkmenistan

8

26

9

6

8

7

21

17

28

15

4

15

10

2

9

1

186

Tuvalu

0

0

Uganda

34

30

25

24

52

94

129

100

36

41

88

53

61

26

12

21

826

Ukraine

25

58

10

21

26

43

44

31

16

17

13

12

18

9

10

19

372

United Arab Emirates

1

2

0

0

2

1

1

1

5

2

2

0

0

7

2

2

28

United Nations

0

0

0

0

0

0

United States

5

14

19

32

45

40

54

24

18

79

62

19

15

48

157

224

855

Unspecified Nationality

12

5

3

5

11

11

11

9

6

6

9

5

2

3

0

2

100

Uruguay

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

1

5

Uzbekistan

87

131

257

169

331

70

60

174

82

74

47

171

86

14

18

18

1789

Vanuatu

0

0

Venezuela

5

4

2

6

5

12

15

10

0

15

12

12

16

3

22

21

160

Vietnam

26

28

16

26

50

69

90

51

35

44

28

33

14

21

18

24

573

Western Samoa

0

0

XXC

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

3

XXH

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

1

4

11

XXP

4

11

7

8

7

18

14

12

6

6

3

13

6

3

3

2

123

Yemen

11

17

7

8

12

16

19

13

14

19

8

25

12

16

8

12

217

Yugoslavia

3

4

2

6

6

4

4

2

5

2

5

5

6

2

1

1

58

Zambia

23

32

24

24

15

36

53

22

9

27

24

18

17

10

12

7

353

Zimbabwe

26

28

20

47

53

104

95

53

19

41

36

38

34

15

20

13

642

Grand total

6,253

7,336

6,258

5,627

9,457

1,2087

1,6151

9,067

6,673

7,324

1,1782

1,0705

8,206

5,728

4,968

6,349

13,3971

Note:

The data is unpublished and should be treated as provisional.

Source:

CRS data 13 July 2009