Entry from British & World English dictionary
An adult student who attends college or university some years after leaving school.
- I attended university as a mature student and was shocked at how ignorant and uneducated our student population actually is.
- Returning from the US in 1997, he enrolled as a mature student in University College Cork, where he studied law.
- Now, though, the former mature student and Glasgow University graduate's cup runneth over.
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