Erasmus+ in Ireland

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is the statutory planning and policy development body for higher education and research in Ireland.  It is also the National Agency for all higher education actions related to the Erasmus+ Programme in Ireland. aims to provide a first-class information service for all interested in Erasmus+ in Ireland and other European/International education activities.

Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport covers the period 2014-2020. Aimed at boosting skills, employability and supporting the modernisation of education, training and youth systems, the seven-year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion - 40% higher than current levels. More than 4 million people will receive support to study, train, work or volunteer abroad, including 2 million higher education students, 650 000 vocational training students and apprentices, as well as more than 500 000 going on youth exchanges or volunteering abroad. Students planning a full Master's degree abroad, for which national grants or loans are seldom available, will benefit from a new loan guarantee scheme run by the European Investment Fund. Erasmus+ will also provide funding for education and training staff, youth workers and for partnerships between universities, colleges, schools, enterprises, and not-for-profit organisations.

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Fully funded scholarships offered to graduates from Irish universities at KAUST

Up to five students from Ireland will be offered places on Master or PhD programmes at the world class King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia in 2016. The fully funded scholarships which include free accommodation, air travel and an annual stipend of between €19,000 to €28,000 are open to graduates of  UCD, UCC, UL, Maynooth University, TCD, DCU and NUIG.  The initiative is part of a co-operation agreement signed by the HEA with KAUST and covers programmes in key science, engineering and biological science disciplines.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters - Deadline 18 February 2016

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programmes are part of Key Action 1 Mobility of Erasmus+.  Applicants have to submit their grant application by 18 February 2016 at 12:00 (midday Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 August and 31 October of the same year.

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is the planning and development body for higher education and research in Ireland.  It acts as the National Agency for the EU's Erasmus+ Programme. The HEA is also the national co-ordinator of the Brazil: Science without Borders Programme and administers the Government of Ireland International Scholarships.