Ireland could attract up to 16,000 more Erasmus students - Seán Kelly

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Ireland Could Attract Up To 16,000 More Erasmus Students - Seán Kelly
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James Cox

Fine Gael MEP Seán Kelly says Ireland could attract up to 16,000 more Erasmus students following the UK’s decision to leave the programme.

He’s calling on Irish third level institutions to seize the opportunity of now being the biggest English-speaking destination in the EU.

The Ireland South MEP says more Erasmus students would also provide a boost the local economy and to tourism.

Mr Kelly said: “Not only is it important to get students here from the point of view of Erasmus, and learning about Ireland, but also evidence shows that while students are on Erasmus 4.3 family visitors come for each student so it grows tourism in that respect as well so they are huge advantages.”

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