Coronavirus in Ireland: four universities will charge foreign students to self-isolate – The Times

Four prominent Irish universities will charge foreign students for on-campus accommodation while they are restricting their movements under coronavirus measures.

But three other universities, as well as one of the country’s largest private student accommodation providers, will offer two weeks rent free for international students required to avoid social contact.

People arriving in Ireland, aside from those coming from a handful of European countries on a “green list”, must restrict their movements for two weeks. This is defined as largely remaining indoors and avoiding social interactions as much as possible. It had been feared that this may affect the number of international students arriving in Ireland.

Students can stay for free in on-campus accommodation at NUI Galway, University of Limerick and University College Dublin if

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