Cross-Border Student Flows

Cross-border student mobility remains low

These charts give an indication of the number students who are enrolled in higher education institutions from the other jurisdiction.

The data supports findings from the OECD report ‘Collaborating across borders: the case of Ireland-Northern Ireland’ (2013), which highlights that despite the proximity and absence of language barriers, cross-border student mobility remains low.

Collaborating across borders: the case of Ireland-Northern Ireland’ (2013)

The flow of Northern students travelling to Southern Institutions has slowly been increasing from 2013, however this number is consistently half or less than those travelling South to North. Overall the level of cross-border student flows has remained constant from 2013.

Cross-border Student Flows

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Data for Northern Ireland is sourced from the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL); data for Ireland is sourced from the The Higher Education Authority (HEA)

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  • North to South - refers to the number of students (full-time and part-time) domiciled in Northern Ireland who are enrolled in Irish third-level institutions for the academic year specified.
  • South to North - refers to the number of students (full time and part-time) domiciled in Ireland who are enrolled in Northern Irish higher education institutions for the academic year specified.
  • Year - Series refers to beginning of academic year, for example 2000 can be understood as 2000-01.

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Data for Northern Ireland is sourced from the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL); data for Ireland is sourced from the The Higher Education Authority (HEA)

About this chart

  • North to South - refers to the number of students (full-time and part-time) domiciled in Northern Ireland who are enrolled in Irish third-level institutions for the academic year specified.
  • South to North - refers to the number of students (full time and part-time) domiciled in Ireland who are enrolled in Northern Irish higher education institutions for the academic year specified.
  • Year - Series refers to beginning of academic year, for example 2000 can be understood as 2000-01.

Higher Education Enrolments

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Data for Northern Ireland is sourced from the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL); data for Ireland is sourced from the The Higher Education Authority (HEA)

About this chart

  • North to South - refers to the number of students (full-time and part-time) domiciled in Northern Ireland who are enrolled in Irish third-level institutions for the academic year specified.
  • South to North - refers to the number of students (full time and part-time) domiciled in Ireland who are enrolled in Northern Irish higher education institutions for the academic year specified.
  • Year - Series refers to beginning of academic year, for example 2000 can be understood as 2000-01.

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Cross Border Student Flows 2000-2017

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474 KB 28th June 2018