11% rise in EU students applying to British universities

The number of students from European Union countries applying to British universities has jumped by 11% – the highest number on record – as worries ahead of the referendum vote led to a scramble for places, writes Javier Espinoza for The Telegraph.

EU students have access to lower fees and student loans but there are fears they could lose their benefits when Brexit takes place.

According to figures released by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service UCAS, there are now 26,800 EU students placed at universities, as experts feared the number of those leaving the country without paying their loans back at the end of their degrees could rise.
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