Young People & Education
Due to current practices in the immigration system and criteria for accessing financial assistance at third level, bright and ambitious young people are being blocked from reaching their full potential and contributing to Ireland’s future.
Thousands of children of non-EU migrants who have made Ireland home face significant barriers in accessing third level education, in the form of excessively high tuition fees. These are young people who, in the main, joined their parents under family reunification and are living here for a minimum of 3 years. Many of them have completed their primary and secondary level education in this country, but cannot advance to third level with their friends and classmates.