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University Places

Volume 24: debated on Tuesday 25 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether steps are taken to encourage school students in the Republic of Ireland to apply for university places in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

Students from the Republic of Ireland and other countries are free to apply for admission to all higher education courses in Northern Ireland. Such applications are considered on their merits. The Government place no barriers in their way, and the Northern Ireland institutions would welcome an increase in students from outside Northern Ireland.