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.  EURIreland.ie 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.

Latest News

EU Directive on entry and residence

Jun-24-2016
A newly-adopted EU Directive has relaxed some of the rules for entry and residence that apply to people from outside the EU who come to study or research in Europe. Questions on visas and residence permits play a large role in decisions on where to study, and these new changes can therefore help make Europe a more attractive destination for study and research.

Master Loans for France and Spain

Jun-23-2016
In the run-up to the new academic year, the BPCE banks in France (Banque Populaire and Caisse d'Epargne) will start providing EU guaranteed Erasmus+ loans for Master students from June 2016.

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.