Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Home Department written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many University-sponsored Graduate Entrepreneur Tier 1 visas have been issued since 6 April 2013.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The information available relates to all Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visas granted. Individuals may be endorsed by either UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) as part of the elite global graduate entrepreneur programme or by authorised endorsing UK higher education institutions (HEI). The data are given in the following table:

Entry clearance visas granted- Tier 1 - Graduate Entrepreneur (main applicants)
  Number
2013  
Q2 0
Q3 2
Q4 11
   
2014  
Q1 46
Q2 72
Note: Data for 2013 onwards are provisional figures. Source: Table vi_04_q Immigration Statistics April-June 2014

The Home Office publishes quarterly statistics on entry clearance visas granted outside the UK, by category, in table vi_04_q (Entry Clearance Visas volume 1) within the ‘Immigration Statistics’ release. Corresponding data on extensions of stay granted within the UK are published in table ex_01_q (Extensions).

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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