UK government announces grad student support as enrolment falls

July 2, 2013

The UK government has announced up to £125 million to support disadvantaged students into further study, as a new report reveals postgraduate numbers fell last year. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the Higher Education Funding Council for England will distribute grants of between £300,000 and £3 million to universities and colleges in an attempt to bolster postgraduate numbers. After studying the success of the program, the government will then invest an additional £50 million in “removing financial or cultural barriers to participation in postgraduate education.”Times Higher Education