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Procedure for Stamping of Degrees/Awards

From: Department of Education and Skills


Degrees and awards granted by Higher Education Institutions as listed below can be stamped/authenticated by the Department of Education and Skills. Awards made by private colleges cannot be stamped by the Department and should be referred to the relevant accrediting body, e.g. QQI.

List of relevant institutions

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

University College Cork, Cork

National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

University of Limerick, Limerick

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin City University

Athlone Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown

Institute of Technology, Carlow

Cork Institute of Technology

Dublin Institute of Technology

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoighaire

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Limerick Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology, Sligo

Institute of Technology, Tallaght

Institute of Technology, Tralee

Waterford Institute of Technology

National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

How to apply

You should ask the university / institution to email the following information to the Department at HEstampingAwards@education.gov.ie :

  • the name of the graduate
  • student number
  • details of the award

In order to comply with data protection legislation, this information can only be released by the university / institution at the request of the student.

When this information has been received, you should contact the Department by phone or e-mail to arrange a time to call to our office in Marlborough Street to have the award stamped.

You should follow the same procedure if you need a letter (e.g. statement of results) to be stamped. A copy of the letter must be e-mailed to the Department from the institution before the original can be stamped.

There is no charge for this service.


Higher Education Policy and Research

Phone - 00353 1 8892127 or 00353 1 8892147

Email – HEstampingAwards@education.gov.ie

See Also

State Examinations

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