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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ErasmusPlus NA at Careers in Modern Languages Fair - Maynooth University

The Erasmus+ NA was among a number of organisations to host a stand at the Careers in Modern Languages Fair at Maynooth University.  The event, now in its second year, is aimed at students across all years and alumni to highlight the significant opportunities out there for graduates with language skills.

UK Student - plea "keep Erasmus"

"The thought of future students being denied the option of studying in Europe because they will not get the same funding fills me with sadness."

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 actively involved in the internationalisation of Irish higher education and administers the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships.