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The Assembly Learning Grants and Loans (Higher Education) (Wales) Regulations 2006

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27.—(1) 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 or she is obliged to incur in an academic year for the purpose of attending in connection with his or her course any hospital or other premises in the United Kingdom (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.

(2) A grant is available to an eligible student in respect of the reasonable expenditure which he or she is obliged to incur in an academic year within or outside the United Kingdom for the purpose of attending for a period of at least eight weeks as part of his or her course an overseas institution or the British Institute in Paris.

(3) The amount of grant payable in respect of an academic year is equal to the reasonable expenditure which the National Assembly determines the eligible student is obliged to incur for the purposes in paragraph (1) or paragraph (2).

(4) In determining the expenditure incurred by an eligible student £285 of such expenditure is disregarded.

(5) 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 after so attending; and

(b)does not include any expenditure in respect of which a grant is payable under regulation 19.

(6) Where an eligible student attends for a period of at least eight weeks as part of his or her course an overseas institution or the British Institute in Paris and he or she 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 or she qualifies for additional grant under this regulation equal to the amount so incurred.

(7) A deduction may be made from a grant under this regulation in accordance with regulation 46.

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