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

11 HEIs receive share of €1.5m Government Scholarships Programme

Jun-23-2017
11 Irish higher education institutions will be able to offer a combined total of 60 scholarships worth in the region of €1.5m to high calibre international students from outside of Europe to study or conduct research in Ireland under the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme 2017.  The scholarships incorporate a €10,000 stipend to each student as well as a full fee waiver for one year study at Bachelor, Master or PhD levels. 

EU-China research and innovation co-operation

Jun-7-2017
The European Union and China will boost their research and innovation co-operation with a new package of flagship initiatives targeting the areas of Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies, Environment and Sustainable Urbanisation, Surface Transport, Safer and Greener aviation, and Biotechnologies for Environment and Human Health.

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.