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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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‘Steps to Postgraduate Study’ 

Steps to Postgraduate Study offers information and advice for prospective students on study options, finance and other practical matters, and the benefits of study at this level. 

See the ‘Steps to Postgraduate Study’ website

Guide to postgraduate funding

See the Government's guide to postgraduate funding

Information for postgraduates

Information at your local library

Your local library may have publications listing organisations that sponsor students. Particularly useful may be:

  • The Grants Register, published annually by Palgrave Macmillan
  • The Directory of Grant Making Trusts, published annually by the Charities Aid Foundation

Page last updated 1 August 2016