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EU applicants to UK universities down, says UCAS

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Figures published by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service show that the number of European Union students applying to UK undergraduate courses with an October deadline has dropped in 2016.

The data, published on 26 October, show that applicants from the EU for courses with the early deadline of 15 October, have fallen by 620 or 9 per cent—from 6,860 to 6,240, ending a trend of annual increases over recent years.

Numbers applying from outside the EU have increased by a similar amount as last year, up 1 per cent to 11,510, UCAS said. The total number of applicants to the early deadline courses increased by 1 per cent compared with last year’s figure, to 57,190. This is in line with the typical numbers applying in recent cycles, it said. 

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