‘I’m not sure my friends can afford it’: International students face hike in health insurance costs

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on October 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“International students from countries outside of the European Economic Area will have to pay more than they currently pay for their mandatory private health insurance policies. Because of a Court of Appeal decision that came into effect this week, industry estimates suggest that some students will end up paying twice of four times what they currently pay …” (more)

[Ian Curran, TheJournal.ie, 10 October]

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USI lobby for lower health insurance costs for international students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on December 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are encouraging their members to lobby Senators to make amendments to the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2019 that would prevent international students from facing significant rises in the cost of health insurance during their time in Ireland …” (more)

[Finn Purdy, Trinity News, 17 December]

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Foreign students in Ireland face health insurance hikes

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Thousands of international students based in Ireland face dramatic hikes in health insurance because their policies are deemed to be in breach of the law …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien and Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 23 January]

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