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Two-thirds of Northern Ireland students have now got a university place

By Lindsay Fergus

Published 22/08/2014

Two out of three students from Northern Ireland have now secured a university place
Two out of three students from Northern Ireland have now secured a university place

Two out of three students from Northern Ireland have now secured a university place.

In the week since A-Level results were released an additional 2,370 people from here have been placed through Ucas.

Of the 20,300 Northern Ireland-based applicants, 13,470 will be starting higher education this autumn at universities across the UK. But there are another 4,620 eligible for clearing, who have yet to receive confirmation of a place.

A breakdown of the Ucas figures show 11,630 secured a place at their preferred higher education institution while 1,070 were accepted onto their back-up course. Another 540 who did not receive the grades they needed for their firm or insurance choice were placed through clearing.

Overall Ucas has now placed 459,550 people from the UK, Europe and non EU in higher education – including 62,560 in the week since the A-Level results.

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