Universities face loss of €300m in overseas student fees

Third-level sector commercial revenue has also been badly hit

3rd May, 2020
Universities face loss of €300m in overseas student fees
For Irish universities, the loss of international student fees could result in a shortage of hundreds of millions of euro

Irish universities are facing a funding black hole as fees paid by international students will disappear this year and next, Jim Miley, the director general of the Irish Universities Association, has said.

“If you look around the world, there is slim possibility of any kind of free open travel by September,” Jim Miley said. “Registrations happen around now, and if travel restrictions are not clear, we are likely to have a whole swathe of international...

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