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Policy & Advocacy

ICOS promotes good policy and practice in international education and makes submissions and representations to Government on issues which concern the lives and welfare of international students in Ireland.

Choose one of the links on the left to view our submissions by theme area with additional contextual information or use the list below to access our most recent submissions directly


Submissions to Government include:

Good policy and practice:

  • Supporting International Students in Crisis: All educational institutions hosting international students from countries affected by crises are urged to respond early and with sensitivity to students who may be in difficulty due to situations outside their control. (March 2011)
  • Provision of Education to International Students - ICOS was centrally involved in the drawing up of a Code of Practice and Guidelines on the provision of education to International Students. (Sep 2009)