The OfS Register

The Register lists all the English higher education providers officially registered by the OfS. It is a single, authoritative reference about a provider’s regulatory status.

Number of registered providers:


To join the Register, providers must go through the registration process.

The downloadable file available below is the first iteration of the OfS Register. We will undertake further development work to:

  • provide additional regulatory information about individual registered providers
  • improve the presentation and usability of the data contained in the Register.
Download the Register as a spreadsheet Find an access and participation plan or access agreement

Please note that we are still in the process of registering higher education providers for 2019-20 onwards, so if a provider is not registered at the moment, no conclusions should be drawn about it based upon that fact. 

We are working through the registration applications as fast as we can, so if a provider is not registered at the moment, it might be registered soon.

Where we are still assessing applications, or finalising our decisions, we have written to some providers to explain that they may be eligible for ‘limited designation’. This means that continuing students at these providers may be able to access funding from the Student Loans Company to continue with their studies. If you are a student at a provider which is not on the OfS Register, you should contact your provider directly for further information.

We update the Register as we make decisions so if you are a student interested in studying at an English higher education provider in 2019-20 we suggest you check again before making your decision about where to apply.

Last updated 20 February 2020
20 February 2020
Number of registered providers updated
28 January 2020
Number of registered providers updated
09 December 2019
Number of registered providers updated
28 November 2019
Number of registered providers updated

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