Wait over for thousands of Scottish students

The number of Scottish applicants accepted on results day by Scottish universities and colleges has fallen by around 2 per cent on last year.

August 4, 2011

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service said today that 21,630 Scottish applicants had been accepted after meeting the terms of their offers. The corresponding figure last year was 22,043.

The number that go on to secure places is expected to increase in the coming weeks as a result of students finding places through clearing.

Last year, a total of 30,379 Scottish applicants were accepted by institutions in Scotland, and 32,248 were accepted in total.

According to Ucas, 5,150 Scottish students applied to English universities this year.

For those who have been unsuccessful, the wait to find a university place will last until 18 August, when English A-level results are released, and English universities know how many places they can offer in clearing.

The release of the exam results in Scotland has been marred by controversy, after a text message error resulted in 29,863 students receiving their results a day early.

The Scottish Qualifications Authority insisted that the mistake had not disadvantaged any students, as clearing had not yet opened.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Featured Jobs

Most Commented

Monster behind man at desk

Despite all that’s been done to improve doctoral study, horror stories keep coming. Here three students relate PhD nightmares while two academics advise on how to ensure a successful supervision

celebrate, cheer, tef results

Emilie Murphy calls on those who challenged the teaching excellence framework methodology in the past to stop sharing their university ratings with pride

Sir Christopher Snowden, former Universities UK president, attacks ratings in wake of Southampton’s bronze award

Reflection of man in cracked mirror

To defend the values of reason from political attack we need to be more discriminating about the claims made in its name, says John Hendry

But the highest value UK spin-off companies mainly come from research-intensive universities, latest figures show