Study in Ireland

Ireland’s worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence. A number of resources are available to anyone wishing to pursue further or higher education.

The Department of Education and Skills website can be accessed here 

General information on Education and Training in Ireland is available on Information on Third Level education institutions in Ireland is available here

The Higher Education Authority is the statutory planning and policy development body for higher education and research in Ireland. Find out more about the HEA here

The higher education institutions in the Republic of Ireland have delegated to CAO the task of processing centrally applications to their first year undergraduate courses. Enter the CAO site here

Qualifax is Ireland’s National Learners’ Database. It is the “one stop shop” for learners providing comprehensive information on further and higher education and training courses.  Access Qualifax here

For information on financial support for further and higher education, see Additional information is available from

To apply for a student grant, click here

Find the indicative minimum points levels required for entry to Third Level Courses here.

Enterprise Ireland has developed a website to assist international students wishing to study in Ireland. Access this site here

For information on qualification recognition, see here

For information on the National Framework of Qualifications, click here

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