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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 - www.hefce.ac.uk - 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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Steve Egan, HEFCE Interim Chief Executive, said:

'Removing controls on the numbers of students entering higher education will give more people the opportunity to benefit from higher education. We welcome the additional support for STEM subjects, which will help universities and colleges to capitalise on the upturn in demand in these areas and support economic growth.

'We look forward to further details from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in due course.'