Audit: More Scottish Students Shut Out of University

July 8, 2016

A government audit of Scotland’s universities found that Scottish undergraduates are finding it “more difficult” to get into universities, the BBC reported. The number of applications has grown more quickly than the number of funded places available for students from Scotland and other European Union countries, who are entitled to free tuition. Applications have increased by 23 percent since 2010, while the number of admission offers by universities has increased by 9 percent. The percentage of Scottish applicants who failed to receive an offer from any Scottish university rose to 19 percent in 2015, up from 15 percent in 2010.

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