Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (589)

Rose Conway-Walsh

Question:

589. Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the estimated cost to allow students from Northern Ireland to continue to access the Erasmus+ programme; if the cost includes financial support for colleges to host more Erasmus students from across Europe; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6796/21]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

The estimated cost for facilitating the continued access to Erasmus mobilities by higher education students from Northern Ireland is approximately €2.1m per year. The question of funding incoming students does not arise, as they are funded by their own authorities.