University applications fall by 10% in England

January 31, 2012

According to data from the UK-based Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, the number of UK university applicants fell by 8.7% -- from 506,488 to 462,507 -- as maximum tuition fees are tripling this fall to £9,000. Applications from English students decreased even more sharply, dropping nearly 10% from 426,208 applicants in the 2011 cycle to 384,170. There was a 13.7% increase in applicants from non-EU nations, while EU applicants dropped by 11.2%. Times Higher Education