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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Documents for institutions

Announcement dateInstitutions received:
October 2016 an updated set of 2016-17 tables, incorporating any changes since the April announcement
July 2016 their funding agreements for 2016-17
April 2016 a set of individualised 2016-17 grant tables along with a grant letter and technical guidance which gives a comprehensive explanation of the contents of the tables.

Funding agreement requirements

From 2015-16, the only funding agreement requirements are applied to the numbers of medical and dental students at an institution. The student number control no longer applies to HEFCE-funded institutions. See Recurrent grants and student number controls for 2014-15 (March 14) for further details.

Note on available documents

The recurrent grant tables differ slightly for higher education institutions and further education colleges but the grant tables given below are for the sector as a whole. Institutions can access individualised documents through the HEFCE extranet.

Queries from institutions should be addressed to the HEFCE higher education policy adviser (HEPA) for their institution.

Page last updated 26 October 2016