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Welsh medium higher education

Opportunities to study through the Welsh language are a distinctive and important part of higher education in Wales.

For more information on studying through the medium of Welsh, see the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol website.

HEFCW supports the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethal to extend the range of Welsh medium provision and increase student participation in Welsh medium higher education.

Our Corporate Strategy includes the following measure:

Working with all stakeholders, HEFCW helps to deliver Welsh Government policy priorities, including strengthening higher education provision through the medium of Welsh. HEFCW works in partnership with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to extend the range of Welsh medium provision and increase student participation in Welsh medium higher education.

In April 2018, we and the Coleg signed a Memorandum of Understanding to consolidate our close working relationship.

Our Welsh language standards implementation plan sets out the context for our policies on Welsh medium provision.

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