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Collapse in EU undergraduate applicants

Numbers are down by 9 per cent.

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The number of people applying for a full-time undergraduate place in 2017 from outside the UK but within the European Union has plummeted by 9 per cent. The fall has been for those people applying for courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science, plus all courses at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and it follows the decision for the UK to leave the EU. We report that the decline in the number of people applying through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service by the 15 October deadline may be due to delays in the government confirming that EU students entering in 2017 would be eligible for student loans. The collapse has been seen across England, Scotland and Wales.

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