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Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were granted student visas in the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years. (301423)

In the 12-month period October 2008 to September 2009, a total of 269,900 visas were issued in the student category.

In the five years from October 2004 to September 2009, a total of 1,184,946 visas were issued in the student category, including 104,596 visas issued to dependents.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many student visas were granted to people from each non-EU country in the last five years. (301424)

The information requested has been placed in the House Library. The enclosed table shows the number of student visas and student dependent visas issued to each non-EU nationality in the five year period from October 2004 to September 2009.