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Education (Student Support) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Maximum amounts of grants

11.—(1) The amount of grant for fees in respect of an academic year of a course at an institution which is maintained or assisted by recurrent grants out of public funds shall not exceed:

(a)in the case of a course undertaken at the Pontifical College, Maynooth, or at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland which the student began to attend after 31st August 1998 and before 1st September 1999, or in the case of a course not covered by any other sub-paragraph of this paragraph, £1,100;

(b)where the final year of the course is ordinarily required to be completed after less than 15 weeks' attendance, £540;

(c)where during the academic year of a sandwich course any periods of full-time study are in aggregate less than 10 weeks, £540;

(d)where during the academic year of a course for the initial training of teachers referred to in paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 any periods of full-time study are in aggregate less than 10 weeks, £540;

(e)where during the academic year of a course provided in conjunction with an overseas institution the periods of full-time study at the institution in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland are in aggregate less than 10 weeks, £540;

(f)in the case of a sandwich course or a course provided in conjunction with an overseas institution where the periods of full-time study at the institution in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland are 10 weeks or more, but in respect of the academic year and any previous such academic years the aggregate of any one or two periods of attendance which are not periods of full-time study at the institution (disregarding intervening vacations) exceeds 30 weeks, £540;

(g)in the case of a course provided by the British Institute in Paris which began before 1st September 2001, £540;

(h)subject to sub-paragraph (i), in the case of a course at a university or relevant institution of higher education in the Republic of Ireland, an amount specified by the Department in writing;

(i)in the case of a course undertaken at the Pontifical College, Maynooth, or at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland which the student began to attend after 31st August 1998 and before 1st September 1999 –

(i)£755 in the case of a course which is not covered by any other sub-paragraph;

(ii)£1,670 in the case of a course with a substantial laboratory or workshop component, or the pre-clinical elements of courses in medicine;

(iii)£3,885 in the case of the clinical training elements of courses in medicine.

(j)in the case of courses for the degrees of Bachelor of Divinity, Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) or the Diploma in Theology of the Queen’s University of Belfast, undertaken at the Union Theological College, the Edgehill College, the Irish Baptist College, Belfast or the Belfast Bible College, £1,025.

(2) The amount of grant for fees in respect of an academic year of a course at an institution which is neither maintained nor assisted by recurrent grants out of public funds shall not exceed:

(a)in the case of a course not covered by sub-paragraph (b) –

(i)where it is provided on behalf of an institution which is maintained or assisted by recurrent grants out of public funds and it begins on or after 1 September 2001, the amount which would be available under paragraph (1) if the course were provided at the institution on whose behalf it is provided;

(ii)otherwise, £1,025;

(b)in the case of a course at the University of Buckingham, £2,580, in the case of a course at the Guildhall School of Music, £3,960, and in the case of a course at Heythrop College, £1,950.

(3) For the purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2) an institution which provides courses designated by regulation 4 of the Education (Student Support) (Dance and Drama) Regulations 1999(1) shall not be regarded as maintained or assisted by recurrent grants out of public funds by reason only that it receives public funds from the governing body of a higher education institution in accordance with section 65(3A) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

(1)

S.I. 1999/2263.

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