Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (167)

Michael Ring

Question:

247 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Education and Science if the criteria for determining the fee status of a college applicant has changed for the students from one of the ten countries intending to enter the EU in May 2004; if so, if this has occurred due to the fact that ten new member states are entering the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6572/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

Applicants from the ten EU accession states who enter higher education in Ireland in the 2004-05 academic year will be eligible for consideration for free fees in line with the eligibility criteria associated with the free fees scheme.