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Ulster University to offer discounted fees to GB students

Ulster University will offer discounts on their tuition fees to students from England, Scotland and Wales set to start their studies at the university this year.

Students wishing to study at UU in 2017/18 will be offered a £2,000 discount on fees or a £1,000 discount plus money towards travel and accommodation costs. 

Students can also choose to receive money towards purchasing a Macbook Pro.

However, these students will still pay more than their Northern Irish or European Union counterparts.

For students travelling from England, Scotland and Wales to commence their studies at UU in 2017/18, fees are set at £9,000 - a rise of £3,000 from 2016/17.

They will effectively now pay £7,000 or £8,000 a year, depending on which discount option they choose.

Northern Ireland and EU undergraduate students will pay £4,030 in fees in 2017/18 if they study at universities in Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, Queen's University (QUB) is to charge £9,250 in tuition fees to England, Scotland and Wales in 2017/18 - a rise of £250 on 2016/17.

While the vast majority of students at UU and QUB are from Northern Ireland, around 6% of their undergraduates are from elsewhere in the UK.

This year, 20,290 Northern Irish students have applied to go to UK universities, a decline of 4% since 2016 and also the lowest number of applicants since 2013.

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