Rise in English 'fee refugees' in Scots universities
ENGLISH youngsters are continuing to apply to Scottish universities in increasing numbers, figures confirmed today.
And the number of Scots applying to Scottish universities is continuing to fall.
Figures issued today by university admissions service UCAS confirmed the trend which had previously been noticed in preliminary figures released in February.
They showed fewer English students seeking university places south of the border and more seeking places in Scotland.
An UCAS spokesman agreed the figures could suggest English "fee refugees" were looking to Scottish universities, where top-up tuition fees do not apply.
Last year 28,948 applicants from England sought places at Scottish institutions, a figure which has risen to 29,480 this year.
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