Archive for foreign students

International students: for learning or for money?

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags , on 8 March 2011 by Steve

“Just as the prospective Irish government tells us that universities should double the number of international students they recruit, we read that in Britain 10% of university revenues now come from overseas student fees …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 8 March]

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Hard Life for International Students

Posted in Life with tags , on 22 February 2011 by Steve

“… International students must also take their rite of passage by confirming their status as visitors through the Garda of Immigration Bureau. For some, the flight over to Dublin is shorter than the time it takes to sort through this rigmarole …” (more)

[University Times, 21 February]

Filling quota?

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 15 December 2010 by Steve

“But it’s not like so many (or any) nonEU are queueing up RT @9th_level_irl College sets 15% quota for non-EU students http://wp.me/pjiT3-5Ku” (tweet)

[Declan Jordan, Twitter, 14 December]

College sets 15% quota for non-EU students

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 14 December 2010 by Steve

“The University has decided that 15% of places in all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will be reserved for non-EU students from next year. The move will come as a blow to this year’s cohort of leaving certificate students, as it will lead to increased points for popular courses such as BESS, engineering and medicine …” (more)

[Barra Roantree, University Times, 14 December]

Global crackdown on immigration threatens to dam the knowledge flow

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Political manoeuvring over immigration is set to stunt academic progress worldwide, governments have been warned …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 25 November]

MEP sends wrong signal on foreign students

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 17 November 2010 by Steve

“While Séan Kelly MEP (Letters, October 18) is encouraging Irish higher education institutions to open their doors to international students, it is regrettable that his contribution sends out the wrong message …” (more)

[Sheila Power, Irish Examiner, 17 November]

Biometric scans for foreign students

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 14 November 2010 by Steve

“Foreign students will be included in a trial of biometric checks as part of a wider campaign to weed out potential terrorists. The move has raised concerns, with overseas student educators calling for it to be handled sensitively …” (more)

[Guy Healy, University World News, 14 November]