One of the benefits of being registered by the OfS is that a provider can apply for degree awarding powers and university or university college title, if other eligibility criteria are met.
This guide gives information on how providers can apply for degree awarding powers or university or university college title. It is relevant for all higher education providers in England that currently hold, or are considering making an application for, degree awarding powers or university or university college title.
Permission to use the word 'university' in a company or trading name requires permission from the UK government, as the word is deemed sensitive under business and company name regulations. Information about this separate application process is also provided.