University applications drop by nearly 9 per cent ahead of higher fees
SCOTLAND’S universities have avoided the worst of a slump in application numbers ahead of the introduction of fees of up to £9,000 a year.
• University attendences have fallen by nearly nine per cent across the UK
• Figure for Scots applying for university has dropped by 1.7 per cent
Figures released today by UCAS showed the number of students applying to start university this autumn has fallen by 8.9 per cent across the UK.
Just over 50,000 fewer students have applied to start degree courses from September, compared to the same point last year, according to the latest statistics.
While there has been a 10 per cent fall in the number of English students applying to study in their home country, the number of those from south of the Border applying to study in Scotland fell by only 5.5 per cent. The number of Scots applying to study in Scotland fell by 1.7 per cent.
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