- The number of people who have applied to United Kingdom higher education undergraduate courses for 2017 is down 4% on last year. This includes a 4% drop in applications from the UK and a 5% drop in applications from the European Union. But applications from other countries have risen by 2%.
- The figures have prompted speculation that the abolition of maintenance grants, inflation+3% interest rate rises on student loans, rising hostility to immigrants aired during the Brexit referendum campaign and uncertainty over how EU students will be affected by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union may have contributed to the downward trend.
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