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Education (Student Support) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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19.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs an eligible student shall in respect of each academic year be eligible for a grant equal to such reasonable expenditure which he is obliged to incur –

(a)in the case of a student attending a course in medicine or dentistry, a necessary part of which is a period of study by way of clinical training, for the purpose of attending in connection with his course any hospital or other premises in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland (not comprised in the institution) at which facilities for clinical training are provided, but not incurred for the purpose of residential study away from the institution;

(b)within or outside the United Kingdom for the purpose of attending for a period of at least eight weeks as a part of his course an overseas institution or for the purpose of attending the British Institute in Paris.

(2) In determining the expenditure incurred by an eligible student there shall be disregarded the first £265 of such expenditure.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation any reference to expenditure incurred for the purpose of attending an institution or period of study –

(a)includes expenditure both before and and after so attending; and

(b)does not include any expenditure in respect of which grant is payable under regulation 14.

(4) Where an eligible student attends for a period of at least eight weeks as a part of his course an overseas institution or the British Institute in Paris and he reasonably incurs any expenditure in insuring against liability for the cost of medical treatment provided outside the United Kingdom for any illness or bodily injury contracted or suffered during that period he shall be eligible for additional grant under this regulation equal to the amount so incurred.

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