In addition to the measures summarised in our first blog, today's budget also includes announcements:

  • tripling of the number of Chevening scholarships from 2015-16 - the government funded global scolarship programme;
  • increasing funding to £3m in 2014-15 for the "education is GREAT"campaign intended to attract more international students to the UK;
  • that the Government will investigate options to support increasing participation in postgraduate studies (details to be published later this year);
  • providing £20 million over 2 years to support apprenticeships up to postgraduate level.