UCAS application data for March 2018

25 April 2018

Our briefing on undergraduate nursing applications processed by UCAS ahead of the 24 March deadline shows a 10 per cent decrease compared to the 2017 cycle. However, they have only decreased in England and Northern Ireland but not in Wales and Scotland.

Applications for nursing courses from EU applicants decreased by 10% but increased by 10% for non-EU nationals.

Applications from those aged 20 and over decreased by more than 10% for all age groups. Yet again, this drop is particularly sharp in England and significant in Northern Ireland. Applications from those resident in Scotland remained the same or increased. The picture is more mixed in Wales where the number of applications from those aged 20-29 decreased slightly whilst applications from those aged 30 and over increased by more than 10%.

Notes to editors:

  1. The Council of Deans of Health is the voice of the deans and heads of UK university faculties for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions. For further information: councilofdeans.org.uk.
  2. UCAS 2018 cycle applicant figures – March deadline
  3. For more information on this press release, please contact Dorothea Baltruks.

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