We fund higher education, research and related activities in English higher education institutions (HEIs) and further education colleges (FECs).
The map below identifies all HEIs we fund (red dots) and FECs that we fund directly (blue dots).
We fund 128 higher education institutions.
We also directly fund 187 further education colleges.
We are responsible for funding higher education courses taught in FECs. Some FECs are funded directly; others receive money indirectly through a franchise agreement with a HEI, or as part of a consortium.
The universities below receive funding from the Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland.
Queen's University Belfast
tel 028 9024 5133
University of Ulster
tel 0870 0400 700
Scottish higher education institutions are funded by the Scottish Funding Council.
Welsh higher education institutions are funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.
Page last updated 15 November 2012