Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (251)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

251. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of third-level students in each of the past ten years by the number of students born here; the number of EU, Swiss, EEA students and others; the percentage of each nationality in each of the years total student population in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27573/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

For the Deputy's information I set out in the following link disaggregated data for the period 2008/2009 - 2017/2018 as collated by the Higher Education Authority on the composition by nationality of the third level student population in the State, including both full time and part time students. HEA data is compiled by reference to the student’s domicile of origin and permanent address prior to entry onto a programme of study, rather than by country of birth. The data does not include international students who enrol in Irish higher education institutions for semester programmes such as Erasmus+.

2008/2009 - 2017/2018