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The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2015

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8.—(1) Where an eligible student transfers from a designated course to another designated course, the Welsh Ministers must transfer the student’s status as an eligible student to that other course where—

(a)they receive a request from the eligible student to do so;

(b)they are satisfied that one or more of the grounds of transfer in paragraph (2) applies; and

(c)the period of eligibility has not terminated.

(2) The grounds of transfer are—

(a)on the recommendation of the academic authority the eligible student ceases one designated course and starts to—

(i)attend another designated course at the same institution;

(ii)undertake another compressed degree course at the same institution; or

(iii)undertake a compressed degree course at the same institution;

(b)the eligible student starts to—

(i)attend a designated course at another institution; or

(ii)undertake a compressed degree course at another institution;

(c)after commencing a course for the Certificate in Education, the eligible student is, on or before the completion of that course, admitted to a designated course for the degree (including an honours degree) of Bachelor of Education either at the same institution or at another institution;

(d)after commencing a course for the degree (other than an honours degree) of Bachelor of Education, the eligible student is, on or before completion of that course, admitted to a designated course for the honours degree of Bachelor of Education either at the same institution or at another institution; or

(e)after commencing a course for a first degree (other than an honours degree) the eligible student is, before the completion of that course, admitted to a designated course for an honours degree in the same subject at the institution.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), an eligible student who transfers under paragraph (1) is entitled to receive in connection with the academic year of the course to which the student transfers the remainder of the support assessed by the Welsh Ministers under these Regulations in respect of the academic year of the course from which the student transfers.

(4) The Welsh Ministers may re-assess the amount of support payable under these Regulations after the transfer.

(5) An eligible student who transfers under paragraph (1) after the Welsh Ministers have assessed the eligible student’s support in connection with the academic year of the course from which the eligible student is transferring but before the eligible student completes that year may not, in connection with the academic year of the course to which the eligible student transfers, apply for another grant or loan of a kind that the eligible student has already applied for under these Regulations in connection with the academic year of the course from which the eligible student is transferring unless otherwise provided.

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