Coronavirus: Government ‘to cap university admissions’ for first time in five years

According to Mirror, strict limitations on university admissions are reportedly set to be imposed to prevent a free-for-all, with many in financial turmoil due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Each university will be restricted on how many UK and EU undergraduates it can admit in September, a government source has told the Guardian.

The move – the first limit since the admission cap was lifted in 2015 – has apparently been backed by higher education leaders.

It is understood, with UK universities set to re-open in September, the cap aims to prevent certain institutions snapping up all the domestic students and leaving less prestigious ones ’empty’.

A senior figure at an English university admitted there was “huge panic” in the sector and said a cap on numbers “would be welcomed”.

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