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Rise in EU students applying to Scottish universities

There has been a 6% rise in the number of European Union students applying to Scotland’s universities this autumn.

In total, 17,316 EU students applied – up from 16,348 in 2011, figures from the admissions service, Ucas, show.

EU law says EU students must be treated as locals, so – like Scottish students – they will not pay fees in Scotland.

But EU applications to English, Welsh and Northern Irish universities – where they will pay up to £9,000 a year – fell by 16.5%, 14% and 8% respectively.

This means 6,065 fewer EU students applied for places at universities in England for 2012.

via BBC News.

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