Written answers

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Department of Education and Skills

Third Level Fees

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail)
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165. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if UK nationals who received their schooling here will continue to be eligible for the free third-level fees initiative for undergraduate students on the same conditions as Irish nationals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37069/19]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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In May 2019, the Governments of Ireland and the UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Common Travel Area, which affords, inter alia, that “Irish and British citizens have the right to access all levels of education and training, and associated student support, in each other’s state, on terms no less favourable than those for the citizens of that state.”

This includes continuing access to the free fees initiative in higher education as relevant.


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