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Our detailed data resources are published at the end of each application cycle.

From the 2014 cycle onwards, the resources have been modernised into an easier to use, uniform format, based on updated definitions.

The resources cover applicants and applications to courses in the UK recruited through UCAS. In Scotland, there is a substantial section of provision, representing around a third of young full-time undergraduate study in Scotland, that is not included in UCAS’ figures. For people living in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, UCAS covers the overwhelming majority of full-time undergraduate provision.

In 2015, around 120 courses at providers in Scotland that were previously part of the UCAS Teacher Training scheme, moved into the UCAS Undergraduate scheme. The numbers for providers in Scotland in 2015 and later recorded through the the UCAS Undergraduate scheme will include those which were previously part of UCAS Teacher Training – estimated to be around 2,000 acceptances per year, mostly aged 21 or over.

Key statistics

Name 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acceptances 390,890 413,430 456,625 481,855 487,330 492,030 464,910 495,595 512,370 532,265 535,175 533,885
Applicants 506,305 534,495 588,690 639,860 697,350 700,160 653,635 677,375 699,685 718,480 718,350 699,850
Acceptances (30 June applicants) 357,120 377,280 413,690 442,140 456,345 468,470 435,145 461,700 478,780 494,750 498,760 491,225
30 June applicants 467,195 492,730 538,105 590,175 657,945 667,950 616,510 635,770 658,880 672,890 674,720 649,585

2017 entry

Applicants 2017 — groups of applicants

Provision 2017 — types of higher education course

Providers 2017 — universities and colleges

Technical notes 2017

 

2016 entry

Applicants 2016 — groups of applicants

Provision 2016 — types of higher education course

Providers 2016 — universities and colleges

Technical notes 2016


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