Statistics for postgraduate admissions in the 2020/2021

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Dear University College London,

I'd like kindly request the College to provide the latest statistics for postgraduate admissions in the 2020 entry year. (application number and offer number for each postgraduate taught programmes)

Furthermore, I'd also like to know about the postgraduate admission statistics for Chinese students ( of Chinese nationality) in the 2020/2021 academic year, including the number of applicants and the number of offers made in general.

I really apologize for the convenience that my request would inevitably bring and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Dan Li

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Dear Dan


Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 18^th July 2021.


We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about admission statistics for each UCL
postgraduate taught programmes in the 2020 entry year, and the same for
Chinese students (Chinese nationality).


We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information is provided in the attached


Please note: blank spaces within the spreadsheet represent zero applicants
or offers.


Where the number of applicants and/or offers is fewer than five, this may
enable the underlying individuals to be identified.  As you will see from
the attached spreadsheet, this information has been withheld because these
are personal data of third parties or, if linked with other personal
identifiers in the public domain, would be likely to become personal
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