Statistical releases produced on 7 August, then each week day between 16 August – 31 August 2018 and on day 28 (published on 20 September), providing core numbers for the current cycle, comparison data over ten cycles, and graphical illustrations of key trends.
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From A level results day, there are 11 categories of public reports per day: overview, country, age, subject, sex, region, POLAR3, POLAR4, SIMD 2016, ethnic group, and Tariff group.


For this cycle, we will continue to produce a subset of the reports for nursing courses (in subject group 'B7'). These reports include those who are placed at a 'B7' nursing course, as well as those who have made at least one choice to a 'B7' nursing course, and are not placed elsewhere.

Scope of provision

In Scotland, there is a substantial section of provision that is not included in UCAS' figures. This is mostly full-time higher education provided in further education colleges, which represents around one third of young full-time undergraduate study in Scotland. This proportion varies by geography and background within Scotland. Accordingly, the statistics on UCAS acceptances in these data resources reflect only that majority of full-time undergraduate study that uses UCAS.

Teacher training

From the 2015 cycle onwards, applications to postgraduate teacher training programmes in Scotland were included in the UCAS Undergraduate admissions scheme – previously, these were recruited through UCAS Teacher Training. The numbers for providers in Scotland from 2015 onwards recorded through the UCAS Undergraduate scheme include those which were previously part of UCAS Teacher Training. In 2015, around 120 courses at providers in Scotland moved into the UCAS Undergraduate scheme, and it is estimated to be around 2,000 acceptances, mostly aged 21 or over.

Further information

Further details of the  UCAS Undergraduate data 2018 (150.19 KB) are available.

The  Daily Clearing analysis 2018 technical note (205.75 KB) explains the definitions used.

Interactive explorer 

Note: The proportional change is not plotted in the above chart for groups with fewer than 30 placed applicants in any one cycle.

Entry rates reported for 18 year olds only.