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Reform of the student immigration sector planned

Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2014

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In response to the closure of several private colleges in 2014, major reforms are planned for the international education sector.  The new rules will take effect from 1st January 2015.  The main reforms will include

  • A more limited list of course will be eligible for student immigration purposes
  • There will be a stricter inspection regime in place to monitor the quality of courses and compliance with immigration requirements
  • There will be changes to the work permission for students, and the working year will be standardised for all students

Full details can be found in the Policy Statement 'Regulatory Reform of the International Education Sector and the Student Immigration Regime'.  The document can be found here: http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/PB14000225

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