Exchange Students – USA

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 16th, 2021 by steve

IrelandCian O’Callaghan (Dublin Bay North, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that exchange students who will be studying in the coming academic year in the USA cannot sit visa interviews due to Covid-19 restrictions; the steps he is taking to address this; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 14 July]

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Third Level Fees – Scotland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 19th, 2021 by steve

IrelandCian O’Callaghan (Dublin Bay North, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Irish students are being charged additional fees for the Scottish graduate-entry medicine programme based in the University of St Andrews and the University of Dundee which contradicts the memorandum of understanding on the common travel area; the steps he will take to address the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 17 June]

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Third Level Admissions – 2019 Leaving Certificate

Posted in Governance and administration on September 24th, 2020 by steve

IrelandDanny Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the exceptions being made for those that had sat their leaving certificate in 2019 and applied for college places in 2020 given that average grades across all subjects increased by 4.4% in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 22 September]

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‘This is just the tipping point’: The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on February 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The cost for students to rent on campus in Irish universities has almost doubled over the past decade, with protests held earlier this week at UCD against further planned increases. The university plans to increase rents by the maximum amount allowed, 4%, in each of the next three years …” (more)

[Sean Murray, TheJournal.ie, 23 February]

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