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Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Question for Home Office

UIN 215803, tabled on 25 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-European Economic Area students were granted visa extensions under the International Graduates Scheme in each year since 2007.

Answered on

2 December 2014

The information available relates to International Graduates Scheme visa extensions granted in the UK, 2008 to 2013. The data is given in the table below:

Extensions of stay granted - International Graduates Scheme, 2008 to 2013
YearMain applicantsDependantsTotal
200816,1472,66618,813
2009321850
2010505
2011000
2012112
2013000
Source: Table ex_01 Immigration Statistics April-June 2014
Table notes: Data for 2013 onwards are provisional figures.

The Home Office publishes quarterly statistics on extensions of stay granted in the UK by category in table ex_01_q (Extensions) within the ‘Immigration Statistics’ release.A copy of the latest release, ‘Immigration Statistics April - June 2014’ is
available from the Library of the House and from https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release

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