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Students Awards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Regulations 12(1)(a), 17(1)(a) and 18(2), (3) and (7)

SCHEDULE 6Fees

The fees referred to in regulation 12(1)(a) are—

(a)the aggregate of any fees for admission, registration or matriculation (including matriculation exemption) any sessional or tuition fees, any composition fee, any graduation fee and, in the case of a course referred to in sub-paragraph (v), any fee in respect of the validation of the course (in each case excluding any element thereof representing or attributable to any such fee as is mentioned in the following sub-paragraphs or to maintenance) subject to the following maxima:

(1) in the case of a course not covered by any other sub-paragraph three instalments of £250;

(2) in the case of a course with a substantial laboratory or workshop component, or a course leading to the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, or the pre-clinical elements of courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science, a first and second instalment of £534 and a third instalment of £532;

(3) in the case of the clinical training elements of courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science, a first and second instalment of £934 and a third instalment of £932;

Provided the said maximum fees shall be:—

(i)for courses undertaken at a university or relevant institution of higher education in the Republic of Ireland, £1,855 in respect of a course which is not covered by any other sub-paragraph, £2,770 in respect of a course covered by sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph (a) and £4,985 in respect of a course covered by sub-paragraph (3) of that paragraph;

(ii)in the case of a course at the University of Buckingham, four instalments of £570;

(iii)in the case of a course of initial teacher training involving periods of full-time study in aggregate less than 10 weeks in the relevant year, where the course leads to the Postgraduate Certificate in Education or is a course with a substantial laboratory or workshop component, a first and second instalment of £267 and a third instalment of £266, otherwise three instalments of £125;

(iv)in the case of a full-time course at the Union Theological College, Belfast, the Edgehill College, Belfast, the Irish Baptist College, Belfast, or the Belfast Bible College, Belfast, for the degrees of Bachelor of Divinity, Bachelor of Theology or the Diploma in Theology of Queen’s University, Belfast, a first and second instalment of £618 and a third instalment of £619;

(v)subject to sub-paragraph (vi), in respect of courses at institutions which are neither maintained nor assisted by grants paid out of public funds, £910 for each academic year;

(vi)in the case of a course at the Guildhall School of Music, three instalments of £1,165, in the case of a course at Heythrop College, three instalments of £575 and in the case of the Royal Agricultural College, three instalments of £530;

(vii)in respect of any academic year of a sandwich course during which one or more periods of experience is undertaken but any periods of full-time study are in aggregate less than 10 weeks, three instalments of £125 in the case of a course covered by sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph (a) and a first and second instalment of £267 and a third instalment of £266 in the case of a course covered by sub-paragraph (2) of that paragraph;

(viii)in respect of the final year of any course covered by this paragraph (other than one covered by sub-paragraph (iii) at the Open University or by sub-paragraph (v)) which is ordinarily required to be completed before the first, the second or in the case of a course covered by sub-paragraph (ii), the third of the dates 1st January, 1st April, 1st July and 1st September which follow the beginning of that year, the first, the first two, or the first three of the instalments which would be payable respectively if this paragraph did not apply;

(b)three instalments of college fees or dues at the universities of Cambridge, Durham, Kent, Lancaster, Oxford and York (excluding any element thereof representing or attributable to any such fee as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (c) or to maintenance), or, if the final year of the course is ordinarily required to be completed before the first or second of the dates 1st January, 1st April, 1st July or 1st September which follow the beginning of that year, one or two instalments of those fees or dues respectively;

(c)any fees charged by an external body in respect of examinations or the validation of the course or otherwise charged by such a body whose requirements must (for the purposes of the course) be satisfied, or any fees attributable to fees so charged, but in the case of fees in respect of the validation of the course, only where the fees are charged by a body which does not have the power to award a degree or by the University of Buckingham.

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