Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Home Department written question – answered on 13th September 2013.

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many education institutions are able to offer below-degree level courses to adults entering the UK under Tier 4 of the points-based system.

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holding answer 10 September 2013

There are 1,710 education institutions that are able to offer below-degree level courses to adults under Tier 4.

The total number above is derived from the published register of Tier 4 sponsors:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/employersandsponsors/pointsbasedsystem/registerofsponsorseducation

Note:

The register of Tier 4 sponsors is updated daily. The figures provided are accurate as of 9 September 2013.

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