SP 4/86 PAYMENTS MADE BY EMPLOYERS TO EMPLOYEES WHEN IN FULL-TIME ATTENDANCE AT UNIVERSITIES AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES
[8 August 1986; revised 18 November 1992 and 15 August 2007]
Scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries etc held by a person receiving full-time instruction at university, technical college or similar educational establishment are exempted from income tax by Section 776 ITTOIA 2005.
This Statement of Practice sets out the circumstances when payments made by an employer to an employee for periods of attendance on a full-time course (including sandwich courses) can be exempted from income tax. The following conditions and exclusion apply.