Higher education institutions
We fund 132 higher education institutions (in 2016-17).
Further education colleges
We also directly fund 208 further education colleges (in 2016-17).
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.
Other UK institutions
The universities below receive funding from the Department for the Economy in 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.