This paper discusses the Central Applications Office in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) admissions criteria for Northern Ireland (NI) students. It also considers the points equivalence for A-Levels and AS-Levels to Leaving Certificate Exams (LCE) and the number of NI domiciled students attending ROI Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
Key European Union Issues of Note to the Committee for Employment and Learning
- Date: 14/09/2012
The following Briefing Note is a companion paper to Paper 130/12 European Commission Legislative Proposals 2012. This paper briefly discusses key issues in the EU which may be of note to the Committee for Employment and Learning.
The following paper is a companion paper to 128/12Northern Ireland’s Economy and Labour Market. It provides a comparison of major employment data for Northern Ireland and selected EU regions. The data discussed includes: Employment; Unemployment; and Economic Activity rates
Scotland Tuition Fees and Northern Ireland Students
- Date: 01/05/2012
When a student goes to university in another EU country, as an EU citizen they are entitled to pay the same course fees as a national. Within a nation (such as within the UK) it is possible for a country to differentiate fees between regions as they are not subject to the cross border aspect of EU regulations. This gives rise to a potential issue regarding the unique constitutional circumstances of Northern Ireland residents, where it is possible for them to claim Irish and/or UK citizenship. In these circumstances, the question must be asked – Is it possible for a Northern Ireland student holding an Irish passport to claim EU eligibility for free tuition fees in Scotland?