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Increase in Scottish student acceptances


There has been a 1 per cent increase in the number of Scots accepted to study at Scottish universities, figures released today show.

The figures, published by UCAS, show an overall increase in the number accepted to study in Scottish universities in 2012/13. These follow figures showing a record number of people studying higher education in Scotland – demonstrating the strong appeal of Scottish education.

Education Secretary Michael Russell said:

“Access to university in Scotland is based on the ability to learn, not the ability to pay. We want all Scots who have the ability to achieve a degree to attend university and that’s why we will introduce the best package of financial support in the UK next year.

“These statistics – which show a rise in acceptances in Scotland and a sharp fall of 26,273 acceptances in England – demonstrate the benefits of our decision to abolish tuition fees while the UK Government trebled them.

“We will continue to invest in and work with our universities to ensure young Scots have access to the opportunities they need and help to secure a brighter economic future for them and for Scotland.”

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