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Education Further and Higher Education

Bologna Process

A guide to the implementation in Ireland of the Europe-wide project to establish a European Higher Education Area. Describes the project, progress, publications, news, and links. ErasmusIreland

Central Applications Office

Processes applications to first year undergraduate courses in Ireland. Provides a course search facility, a handbook detailing how the process works and an online application facility.

Further Education and Training Awards Council

Contains information about the council's activities and remit plus details of awards and policies.

Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC)

Awards and validates qualifications at all levels of higher education and training up to PhD level, outside the university sector. Describes their role and services, with a FAQ.

Irish Higher Education Quality Network (IHEQN)

A forum for discussion of quality assurance issues among principal national stakeholders involved in higher education and training, and for dissemination of good practice. Describes their role, structure, and membership.


Ireland’s National Learners’ Database. Contains extensive information on courses, qualifications and career options.

Student Finance

Higher Education Authority site provides information about the maintenance grant and other sources of financial aid for students. Includes FAQ and downloadable documentation.

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