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Acceptances for Scottish Applicants increase 1% Year-on-year

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UCAS has reported that 28,700 Scottish applications have been accepted into higher education so far this year, an increase of 1% compared to Scottish results day in 2016.

The data from UCAS covers full-time undergraduates at most universities and colleges in the UK, but does not include undergraduate courses in most further education colleges in Scotland.

The total number of acceptances at Scottish providers increased year-on-year from 34,620 to 34,750.

Applicants domiciled in Scotland make up the majority of placed applicants at Scottish providers, contributing 27,830 of the 34,750 placed at Scottish providers.

There are 2,040 placed applicants from non-EU countries, up 200 or 11% year-on-year, and 3,370 from the EU (excluding the UK), representing a decline of 480 or 12%.

Most of the increase in Scottish applicants placed at providers can be attributed to older age groups, with those aged 25 and over increasing by 9% since last year.

Of those placed at Scottish providers, 12,430 were 18-year-olds, a decline of 1% from last year. However, on a proportional basis the entry rate of 18-year-olds increased from 21.3% to 21.7% due to a decline population of 18-year-olds.

UCAS reported that 11,140 men and 17,560 women were placed from Scotland on Scottish Results day, a decline of 220 and an increase of 620 from last year respectively.

More Scottish applicants will be placed at providers throughout the UK over the coming weeks, with around a further 5,000 typically being placed. As a result, the above statistics will change, once additional data is reported.