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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2018 No. 105

Education

The Student Fees (Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

Made

30th April 2018

Coming into operation

1st September 2019

The Department for the Economy(1) makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 4(8) and 14(4) of the Higher Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005(2).

In accordance with Article 4(11)(a)(i) and (b)(i) the Department is satisfied that the increases to the basic and higher amounts are no greater than are required to maintain the value of those amounts in real terms.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Student Fees (Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 and shall come into operation on 1st September 2019.

Amendment of Student Fees (Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

2.  The Student Fees (Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005(3) shall be amended as provided by regulations 3 and 4.

3.  In regulation 3 (Prescribed basic and higher amounts)—

(a)for “£1,645” substitute “£1,690”; and

(b)for “£4,160” substitute “£4,275”.

4.  In regulation 4 (Prescribed basic and higher amounts for specified courses)—

(a)for “£805” substitute “£825”; and

(b)for “£2,070” substitute “£2,125”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for the Economy on 30th April 2018.

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Mr Trevor Cooper

A senior officer of the Department for the Economy

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Student Fees (Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (“the 2005 Regulations”) by increasing the basic and higher amounts prescribed in the 2005 Regulations. In each case the increases are by 2.8%, and will come into operation on 1st September 2019.

The 2005 Regulations prescribe the basic and higher amounts which higher education institutions in Northern Ireland may charge by way of tuition fees. Regulation 3 of the 2005 Regulations sets out the basic and higher amounts which ordinarily apply. Regulation 4 sets out the lower basic and higher amounts which apply in respect of an academic year of specified courses.

(1)

Formerly the Department for Employment and Learning; see Article 6(1)(c) of the Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (S.R. 2016 No. 76)

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