Number of EU students applying to UK universities down as Brexit bites

Fewer EU students have applied to study at UK universities this year, new figures show, Mirror is reporting.

But new statistics also suggest that soaring numbers of Chinese students are planning to study in the UK, with more people applying from China this year than from Wales and Northern Ireland.

The latest figures – which show the numbers applying to start undergraduate courses by the main January 15 application deadline – reveal that the number of EU applicants dropped by 860 to 43,030, down 2%.

While EU applicant numbers have dropped, Ucas data shows that a record 73,080 people have applied from countries outside the EU – up 14.7% compared to last year.

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