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Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Department of Education and Skills

Further and Higher Education

Photo of Paul MurphyPaul Murphy (Dublin South West, RISE)
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214. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the options available to international protection applicants who wish to enter third level education in Ireland (details supplied). [28446/24]

Photo of Patrick O'DonovanPatrick O'Donovan (Limerick County, Fine Gael)
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Any person seeking to continue their studies on the basis of prior learning should engage with the Admissions Team in the institutions best suited to their prior education experience.

There are two schemes in place to support students to access further and higher education that may be relevant in this case.

  • Student Grant Scheme, and
  • International Protection Student Scheme
Further information is available on the SUSI website ( ).

I am also aware that a number of Irish Universities are responding to individual requests for support as part of the Scholars at Risk programme and University Sanctuary Programmes.

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