New structures to draw more overseas students as international market swells

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD, has announced plans to establish a Quality Mark for English language schools and further and higher education colleges as part of efforts to get more overseas students to study here. Minister O’Keeffe said it was his intention to introduce statutory provision for the ‘Q Mark’ for international education by the end of next year and qualifying international education programmes could use it in marketing their courses. The ‘Q Mark’ would be awarded to colleges complying with a statutory code of practice requiring, among other things, that all courses be quality-assured to a high standard; course entry requirements, including those relating to English language proficiency, be clearly stated; …” (more)

[Education Ireland, 2 September]

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