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We ask you to input your domicile (where you normally live) into the UCAS search tool to ensure that you are viewing the courses which are available to you.

Student funding arrangements mean that as offers are made and places are filled up, some courses may only have vacancies for learners from certain domiciles.  This is most likely to happen during Clearing and the period in which Extra operates.

National budgets for higher education and student finance determine the public funding available to support UK and EU students and therefore the number of university and college places available each year. Since there is no public funding of international students, there are no financial restrictions on the numbers of international students who can be recruited.

More information about how higher education places are funded is outlined below:

English universities and colleges

Individual universities and colleges will have their own individual targets for the number of students they wish to admit. This will be based on a number of factors, including capacity and resources.

Some courses, such as medicine and dentistry, will have strict number controls that will limit the number of places available. 

Scottish universities and colleges

The Scottish government meets the cost of tuition fees for Scottish and EU (non-UK) students studying at providers in Scotland. This limits the number of places available for Scottish and EU (non-UK) students each year. Since the Scottish government does not meet the cost of tuition fees for English, Welsh, Northern Irish or international students there are no financial restrictions on the number who can be recruited. This means that during Clearing and Extra some courses may only be open to English, Welsh, Northern Irish and/or international students.

Welsh universities and colleges

The Welsh government subsidises the cost of tuition fees for Welsh students studying anywhere in the UK and EU students studying at providers in Wales. This funding does not limit the number of Welsh and EU students that can study in Wales, but does limit the funds available for tuition fee grants available to Welsh learners. Institutions in Wales are free to decide how to manage their maximum fee grant allocation and course availability.

Northern Irish universities and colleges

The Northern Ireland Assembly subsidises the cost of tuition fees for Northern Irish and EU students studying at providers in Northern Ireland. This limits the number of places available for Northern Irish and EU (non-UK) students each year. Since the Assembly does not subsidise the cost of tuition fees for English, Welsh, Scottish, or international students, there are no financial restrictions on the number who can be recruited.