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Applications for UK study visas and extensions in Q3 2022 have risen by some 30% to hit a total of 316,735 compared with the same time in 2021, new government statistics show.

The news comes as The Office for National Statistics reports the highest-ever figure for UK net migration, hitting 504,000 in the year to June.

Compared with Q3 2021 when the UK received 237,563 visa and extension applications that featured Confirmation of acceptance for study, authorities saw close to 80,000 more in the latest quarter where data is available for 2022.

Not including extension applications, the UK received 462,660 applications with CAS in the year to Q3 2022, compared with the 356,559 study visa applications it received in the year to Q3 2021.

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