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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 held three consultation events in November.

Through these events and subsequent consultation responses we are interested in:

  • testing whether proposed changes would be acceptable and practical for the sector and stakeholders
  • understanding the impact on institutions of changes we might wish to make
  • ascertaining views on preferences between options in a number of areas.

Read more about the consultation events.