Ukrainian students offered grants and subsidised tuition in Irish colleges
Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris is set to bring proposals to Cabinet shortly.
Ukrainian students looking to avail of third-level education in Ireland will not have to pay international fees to enrol, and will also be eligible for grants.
According to the Irish Times, the measure is currently being examined at Government level, with Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris set to bring proposals to Cabinet later this month.
The overall demand is currently unknown, though it is understood that Minister Harris intends to treat potential Ukrainian students as Irish in terms of their ability to access courses.
A help desk has been established with the email address NSRhelpdesk@mu.ie for anyone looking to enquire as to available options.
"Our help desk is open for students looking to continue their studies and English language classes are being rolled out," said Harris on Twitter on Friday (13 May).
Almost 30,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland since the Russian invasion commenced in late February.
Financial supports for Ukrainian students will go towards laptops and digital devices, while additional money for mental health services will also be considered by Government.
Just finished a meeting with my officials on our ongoing efforts to support students & researchers from #Ukraine. Our help desk is open for students looking to continue their studies & English language classes are being rolled out. Thanks to all pic.twitter.com/LLMjEptEQf
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) May 13, 2022
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