§ Alan Johnson
The latest available information from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), covering those applying for entry to full time undergraduate courses is shown in the table. Over the same period, the number of applicants from England and Wales who were accepted for entry increased by 9 per cent., and the latest figures published by UCAS for 2003 entry indicate that there will be a further rise this year
Applications through UCAS to fill time undergraduate courses in institutions Number England and Welsh institutions Year of entry Number 1997 1,851,316 1998 1,803,032 1999 1,750,075 2000 1,723,836 2001 1,729,702 2002 1,739,875
Each applicant can make up to six applications in each cycle.