Making it easier to study in Ireland could net state €1.2 billion windfall, say group

EU plans aim to shorten visa application times, improve access to work and increase mobility for foreign students.

25th March, 2013
Efforts are under way to make it easier for students from outside Europe to study in Ireland.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has called on Ireland to implement new European Commission proposals to make it easier for students from outside Europe to study here, saying the measures could help the state secure €1.2 billion each year for the economy from the sector.

The EU today published plans that aim to shorten visa application times, improve access to work and increase mobility for foreign students within Europe.

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