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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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We create and sustain the conditions for a world-leading higher education system.

Learn more about HEFCE

We work across the following areas:

Information for the higher education sector

For colleges

See the latest information and opportunities for further education colleges.

For alternative providers

See the latest information and opportunities for alternative providers of higher education.

Student help centre

Finance and fees, as well as how to raise complaints.

Working with HE providers

Including information on equality and diversity.

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How to support the local economy

Information that will help universities and colleges to play a strong role in their local economy.

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Schools sponsored by higher education

How higher education providers have developed increasingly deep relationships with schools.

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