Students look to UK to avoid third-level fees

Ireland“An education analyst has said the government’s decision to look at reintroducing third-level fees here has prompted a rise in applications to British colleges. UCAS, the British college application service, is reporting a 15% rise in applications this year to English colleges from the Republic. Scottish applications only rose 10%, even though they don’t charge fees. Donal Kavanagh of Learning Ireland says that apart from the issue of fees, the UK also has the advantage of having more courses and places available …” (more)

[Independent, 9 August]

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