Statistical release published on 6 February, providing core numbers for the 2020 15 January application deadline, comparison data over ten cycles, and graphical illustrations of key trends.

This statistical release is accompanied by the publication of the 15 January deadline analysis report.

This release includes reports covering different characteristics of applicants (including domicile, age, sex, Indices of Multiple Deprivation and POLAR4 quintile) and provision type (including country of provider). In addition to the interactive tool above we’ve produced CSV files containing the data reported.

Further information

Technical notes and definitions are available above in the help section of the dashboard.

Two updates have been added on 19 February 2020:

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2012/2016

On 19 February, an update was made to all SIMD 2012/2016 figures before the 2017 application cycle. Figures before the 2017 cycle are now reporting SIMD 2012, as expected.

All Indices of Multiple Deprivation

On 19 February, UCAS updated the IMD 2015, NIMDM 2017, SIMD 2012/2016 and WIMD 2014 figures to include applicants who had not been assigned a quintile. These applicants are reported as 'Unknown'.

Two updates have been added on 6 February 2020:

Individual age

On 6 February, UCAS published additional data relating to the age of an applicant.

POLAR4 Quintile

On 6 February, UCAS updated the POLAR4 Quintile figures to include applicants who had not been assigned a POLAR4 Quintile. These applicants are reported as 'Unknown'.

CSV reports are available below:

2020 January deadline applicant statistics CSV files (139 KB)


Gibraltar has been classified as EU (excluding the UK) in this release. This has resulted in a small overreporting of EU (excluding UK) figures, and a small underreporting of Not EU figures.