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The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2018

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Category 6 – EU nationals

6.—(1) A person—

(a)who is either—

(i)an EU national on the first day of the first academic year of the course, other than a person who is a United Kingdom national who has not exercised a right of residence, or

(ii)a family member of such a person,

(b)who is undertaking a designated course in Wales,

(c)who has been ordinarily resident in the territory comprising the EEA and Switzerland throughout the three-year period preceding the first day of the first academic year of the course, and

(d)whose ordinary residence in the territory comprising the EEA and Switzerland has not during any part of the period referred to in paragraph (c) been wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education (unless the person is treated as being ordinarily resident in that territory in accordance with paragraph 9(2)).

(2) A person who—

(a)is an EU national other than a United Kingdom national on the first day of the first academic year of the course,

(b)is ordinarily resident in Wales on the first day of the first academic year of the course,

(c)has been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands throughout the three-year period immediately preceding the first day of the first academic year of the course, and

(d)in a case where the person’s ordinary residence referred to in paragraph (c) was wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education, was ordinarily resident in the territory comprising the EEA and Switzerland immediately before the period of ordinary residence referred to in paragraph (c).

(3) Where a state accedes to the European Union after the first day of the first academic year of the course and a person is a national of that state, the requirement in sub-paragraph (1)(a) or (2)(a) is treated as being satisfied.

(4) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(a), a United Kingdom national has not exercised a right of residence if that person has not exercised a right under Article 7 of Directive 2004/38 or any equivalent right under the EEA Agreement or Swiss Agreement in a state other than the United Kingdom.

(5) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(a), a person (“P”) is a family member of another person (“Q”) if—

(a)P is Q’s spouse or civil partner,

(b)P is a direct descendant of Q or of Q’s spouse or civil partner and P—

(i)is under the age of 21, or

(ii)is 21 or over and a dependant of Q or of Q’s spouse or civil partner, or

(c)in a case where Q is an EU national who falls within Article 7(1)(b) of Directive 2004/38, P is a dependent direct relative in Q’s ascending line or that of Q’s spouse or civil partner.

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