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For a definition of what "Recognized Higher Education Institution" means in Ireland:

Traditionally, the higher education and training sector in Ireland has comprised the university sector, the institute of technology sector and the colleges of education. In addition a number of independent private colleges have developed, offering a diverse range of education and training programmes and professional qualifications. In some instances these colleges offer recognised higher education awards.

1. Higher education institutions recognized by competent authorities:

2. Higher education programmes recognized by competent authorities

3. Information for students planning to study in the country

4. Information on higher education system

5. Information on foreign credential assessment and recognition

6. Information on financial assistance opportunities

  • For national students planning to study abroad
    Student Finance
    The maintenance grant is the main source of financial help available from the Irish State for students in full-time Post Leaving Certificate Courses (PLCs) and full-time higher education undergraduate/postgraduate courses.
  • For international students planning to study in the country


7. Cross-border higher education

8. National information centre

9. Other information sources

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