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583 OS–HELP language study commencement date


A date to link a student's record for OS–HELP language study with their related OS–HELP record for study in Asia


Version: 2.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Element name: OS–HELP language study commencement date

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric), right justified, with leading zeros if needed
Width: 8


00000000 Commencement date is not required
YYYYMMDD The study period commencement date of OS‑HELP language study

Coding notes

YYYYMMDD format:

  • 1st 4 digits - Year sub‑field (e.g. 1952)
  • 2nd 2 digits - Month sub‑field (e.g. 04)
  • 3rd 2 digits - Day sub‑field (e.g. 16)

A commencement date is only required where a student has received both OS‑HELP for study in Asia (element 490 = 241) and OS‑HELP language study (element 490 = 242).

For all other OS‑HELP records the code 00000000 should be reported.

For more information about terms used in these guidelines see the glossary.

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • OS‑HELP (OS) & Revised OS‑HELP (RO)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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