I submitted an application for a student visa on June 19. I received the decision today which was a refusal. When I read the refusal letter, it says that I need a total of £32,025 pounds for the remaining tuition and maintenance fees.

That is not correct: I'm applying for a PGCE which is one year. It costs £13,920. I already paid £2475, so £11,445 remains; the maintenance fees should be 9 x £1,015 = £9,135. The total I should have in my bank account should be at least £20,580 pounds. My Saudi bank statement shows £23,529 pounds.

I don't understand how they calculated the £32,025 or where they getting it from. Would this means that they made a mistake? What should I do in this case?

Quick note: The course starts on Sept 4 and ends the following year on July 6.



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    Did they somehow double-count your remaining fees when they calculated the amount? £11445 + £11445 + (9 months)*(£1015/month) = £32025. – Michael Seifert Jul 10 '17 at 20:02
  • You're right. That could be it, yet I still I don't know what to do in this case? – Yousef Jul 10 '17 at 20:44
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    Given Michael Seifert's calculation, this looks like a good case for requesting administrative review, as described on page 2 of your scan. You're not objecting to any judgment of the ECO, but to what appears to be a plain arithmetic error in the processing. That's exactly the kind of thing that administrative review is meant to correct. (But make sure not to raise any new arguments or new documentation in the review request). – Henning Makholm Jul 10 '17 at 21:29
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    If you believe the decision made by the Entry Clearance Officer was incorrect you may apply for Administrative Review of your case. It seems pretty obvious to me what you ought to do next... – CactusCake Jul 10 '17 at 21:30
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    @Yousef do you mind letting us know what happened then? That would definitely help a lot of future readers – Hanky Panky Jul 19 '17 at 9:34

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