Drop of nearly 20% in numbers of Irish students applying to UK universities
Written on Thursday, 29 June 2017 04:02

2012 has seen a significant drop in the number of Irish students applying to join undergraduate programmes in the UK. The number of Irish students applying through UCAS [the university central admissions service in the UK] this year is down to 5,873, a drop of 19.2% on last year’s figures.

This drop is almost certainly largely due to the increase in tuition fees in England. Notably, the number of English students applying through UCAS is also down, by some 10%.

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Fears of huge rise in third-level fees, in Ireland, of up to €6k
Written on Thursday, 29 June 2017 04:02

Irish Independent May 24 2012
Families are facing the prospect of a huge hike in the fees for sending children to college.

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has already signalled that charges would rise to €3,000 a year by September 2015. But that could now double to €6,000 in the wake of new recommendations.

In September, students will already be paying €2,250 in registration fees, with phased increases for each of the next three years. But a report being prepared for Mr Quinn is likely to conclude that there is no alternative to students paying even more.

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EU scores well in New Global Rankings of National Higher Education Systems
Written on Thursday, 29 June 2017 04:02

A new system of ranking countries said to be the ‘best’ at providing higher education was published recently by Universitas 21, the 15-year-old global network of 23 leading research-intensive universities*

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Study in Europe Information Sessions
Written on Thursday, 29 June 2017 04:02

EUNiCAS is running its next public information sessions at the end of the month, in London and Dublin, where you can learn about the opportunities to study in Europe, through English, both in 2012 and 2013. Find out about programme availability, entry requirements, application procedures, student support and much more.

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Three-Quarters of English Universities to Cut Student Places
Written on Thursday, 29 June 2017 04:02

Daily Telegraph 29 March 2012

Almost 100 out of 130 universities in England could be forced to take fewer undergraduates this year numbers following the introduction of reforms designed to drive down tuition fees, it emerged.

Many members of the elite Russell Group are among those facing reductions, with Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton being particularly hit.

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