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This field indicates whether the student is counted as 'fundable', ie. 'eligible for funding' for the course by the appropriate funding council/body. The definition therefore may vary between England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, in line with their funding methods.
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All instances where Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 01
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To assess accuracy of early returns (Early Statistics), and to identify health and social care students and teacher training students.
A non-EU overseas student is an example of a particular student who is not eligible for funding, even if the course that they are following has funding for student places.
This should be consistent with the HESES and Early Statistics Returns.
This field must be coded at the individual student instance level.
Fundable means eligible for funding by the appropriate funding council/body, as defined by that council/body.
This field should be consistent with the year's early student statistics returns to the funding councils.
Eligible students on courses funded by LSC or WAG-DCELLS should be coded 1 'Fundable by funding council'.
HEFCE funding rules for fundable postgraduate students require students to be actively supervised by a member of academic staff. This guidance applies to English HEIs (including all of the OU) and NI Universities. The current definition for PGR students is:
All HEFCE-fundable postgraduate research students should be home and EC postgraduate students registered at the reporting institution for a research-based higher degree. The students should be actively supervised by an academic member of staff employed by a higher education institution in England. Students who spend most of their programme of study outside the UK should not be treated as fundable, except where:
Please refer any queries about whether or not students on a particular course or students of a particular type are eligible for funding to the appropriate funding council/body rather than to HESA.
To be consistent with the year's early statistics, this field applies to 'eligible for core funding' (in the HESES returns for England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or to 'eligible for funding' (in SFC's 'Early Statistics' return). It has been confirmed by the funding councils that it is possible for students coded 01-04 (funding councils) in Course.MSFUND to be returned as 2 'Not fundable by funding council'. An example of where this is applicable is courses funded through special funding initiatives.
The guidance for coding non-fundable students on funded courses should be to code to the appropriate funding council in Course.MSFUND and code as 2 'Not fundable by funding council' in this field.
Code 3 'Not eligible for funding (as defined for the SFC 'Early Statistics') but is a Continuing Professional Development course (as defined by SFC)' is for use by institutions in Scotland only. Where code 3 is applicable it should be used in preference to code 2 'Not fundable by funding council'.
Code 7 'Fundable by Training and Development Agency for Schools' is not available for institutions in Wales.
Institutions funded by SFC should note that a particular funding cell may have 100 'fundable' students, but the funding council may provide funding for only 80 student places in that cell. Provided that they satisfy the conditions for being counted in the 'Early Statistics' figures, all 100 students should be identified as eligible for funding: one cannot say which of them were 'fees only' students, as the funding relates to the cell as a whole.
For institutions in England, where the major source of funding for the course is HEFCE, but there is another EU public source funding a certain number of places then this number of places must be shown as non-fundable in this field. In most cases, it is expected that it will be clear from payment of tuition fees which individual student places are being funded from another source and so are not fundable by HEFCE. For the small number of cases where this is not so, institutions shall have the discretion as to which individual students to return as fundable, and which as not fundable, provided that the total student numbers conform to the split between fundable and non-fundable places.
|Change management notes|
Business rule 4 updated to include M26. Business rule 7 updated to add Course.TTCID = E and replace Course.TTCID codes A, B and C with code F. Business rule 8 updated to remove Instance.ITTPHSC = 49. Business rule 9 updated to add Course.TTCID = E and replace Course.TTCID codes A, B and C with code F. Business rule 19 updated to remove exclusion of Course.COURSEAIM = J30. Business rule 18 deleted. Business rule 21 added. Guidance on HEFCE funding of postgraduate research students amended and explanded.
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