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Higher Education: Admissions

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of students who will be seeking full-time university courses in England following the publication of relevant examinations results in August 2009. (283097)

[holding answer 2 July 2009]: The information is not held centrally. The latest figures published by UCAS show that as at 24 March, 474,306 students from the UK and overseas had submitted one or more applications for entry to a full-time undergraduate course at an institution in England, an increase of 8.9 per cent. compared to the same point in 2008. The total number of applicants to English institutions in 2008 was 485,936.