Equality Act 2004

Amendment of section 7.

50.—Section 7 (educational establishments) of the Act of 2000 is amended by the addition of the following subsection:

“(5) (a) In this subsection ‘grants’ means grants to assist persons to attend or continue to attend—

(i) an institution providing adult, continuing or further education,

(ii) a university, or

(iii) any other third-level or higher-level institution,

whether or not supported by public funds.

 (b) The Minister for Education and Science does not discriminate where he or she—

(i) requires grants to be restricted to persons who are nationals of a member state of the European Union, or

(ii) requires such nationals and other persons to be treated differently in relation to the making of grants.”.