It's due to the ending of the Erasmus programme in the EU.
Irish colleges can get an unexpected boost this year, thanks to Brexit.
Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly says over 100,000 EU students came to Britain last year to study under the Erasmus programme.
He says since Erasmus funding no longer applies to the UK, Ireland is now the best option for those students.
MEP Kelly says technological universities in particular, should go after this opportunity as soon as they can: