The total number of applicants to full-time undergraduate courses via UCAS for the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 are shown in the table. Estimates for the final number of applicants in 2009 are not held centrally. On 9 July, UCAS will publish figures showing the number of applicants who had applied by 30 June, which is the closing date for applications to UCAS’s main application scheme.
Year of entry Applicants 2006 506,304 2007 534,495 2008 588,689
Year of entry
In 2008 the Nursing and Midwifery Admissions System (NMAS) was subsumed into the UCAS application system and part of the increase from 2007 to 2008 can be attributed to this factor. In 2008 there were 13,487 applicants who applied via UCAS to ex-NMAS courses only, the majority of whom were English domiciled (and NMAS was only for English institutions).