The data collected in the Higher Education Students Forecast 2022-23 (HESF22) survey will provide a forecast of the number of students on higher education courses recognised for OfS funding purposes who are expected to be studying in the academic year 2022-23 and will inform the initial allocation of teaching funds for the academic year 2022-23.
This return is for higher education providers that:
- have registered (or applied to be registered) with the OfS in the Approved (fee cap) category
- do not have higher education provision recognised for OfS funding purposes in 2021-22
- will offer higher education provision recognised for OfS funding purposes in 2022-23.
Important dates in the HESF22 process
Providers may be asked to complete HESF22 at any point in the 2021-22 academic year. However, to allow grant allocations to be calculated in time for the main 2022 grant announcement, we will work towards the following key dates:
|From late October 2021
||HESF22 workbooks available to providers via the OfS portal
|Noon, 9 December 2021
||Deadline for providers to return HESF data
|1 February 2022
||HESF22 data must be signed off by the provider’s accountable officer as being a realistic forecast of the student numbers that the provider will have in 2022-23