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The Education (Student Support) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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CHAPTER 5GRANTS FOR TRAVEL

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50.—(1) A grant for travel is available—

(a)to eligible students attending courses in medicine or dentistry in accordance with regulation 51;

(b)to eligible students attending an overseas institution or the Institute in accordance with regulation 53.

Qualifying conditions for the grant for travel – courses in medicine and dentistry

51.  A grant is available to an eligible student attending a course in medicine or dentistry (a necessary part of which is a period of study by way of clinical training) in respect of the reasonable expenditure which he is obliged to incur in an academic year 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 other than expenditure incurred for the purpose of residential study away from the institution.

Amount of the grant for travel – courses in medicine and dentistry

52.  The amount of grant payable under regulation 51 in respect of an academic year is equal to the reasonable expenditure that the Department determines the eligible student is obliged to incur for the purposes set out in that regulation less £290.

Qualifying conditions for the grant for travel – overseas study

53.  A grant is available to an eligible student who attends an overseas institution or the Institute as part of his course in respect of the expenses that he is obliged to incur in each qualifying quarter.

Amount of the grant for travel – overseas study

54.  The amount of grant payable under regulation 53 in respect of an academic year is calculated as follows—

  • where—

  • X is the aggregate of the expenses that the eligible student is obliged to incur in each qualifying quarter.

Additional amount of grant for travel – overseas study

55.  An eligible student who—

(a)qualifies for a grant under regulation 53; and

(b)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 the period he is attending the overseas institution or the Institute,

qualifies for additional grant under this regulation equal to the amount incurred.

Deductions from the grant for travel

56.  A deduction may be made from any grant under this Chapter in accordance with Part 9.

Interpretation

57.  For the purposes of this Chapter—

(a)any reference to expenditure incurred for the purpose of attending an institution or period of study—

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

(ii)does not include any expenditure in respect of which a grant is payable under Chapter 3 of this Part;

(b)“expenses” means reasonable expenditure within or outside of the United Kingdom for the purpose of attending as part of a designated course an overseas institution or the Institute;

(c)“qualifying quarter” means a quarter during which the eligible student attends as part of his course an overseas institution or the Institute for at least half the period covered by that quarter.

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