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Fall in UK students applying through UCAS

Statistics published by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service reveal that 283,680 people have applied from within the UK, compared with 306,908 at the same point last year.  This is a fall of 7.6%.  The number of applicants overall has fallen by 6.4%. Applications from within the EU, but outside the UK, are down 10.7%. The number of applicants from outside the EU has risen by 13.3%.

 Applications are down across most subject areas, particularly:

  • Architecture – a fall of 17%
  • Technologies – a fall of 16.5%
  • Creative arts & design – a fall of 14.6%
  • Social studies – a fall of 12%
  • European languages – a fall of 11.5%

 For more information and analysis go to:

www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jan/04/uk-born-university-applicants-slumps and www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/jan/04/ucas-applications-drop-tuition-fees

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