More students apply to Oxford and Cambridge

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Oxford and Cambridge reported a 12% increase in applications this year, with more than 15,000 students fighting for places at each of the ancient universities.
The increase is the largest for a number of years and well above the relatively steady figure of 13,500 over the last four years, said a spokesman for Cambridge which offers 3,400 places a year.
Oxford has about 3,000 places a year. Students are not permitted to apply to both.