A list of all the major programmes which are/were administered by the Higher Education Authority.


Erasmus+ (2014-2020), also called Erasmus Plus, is the EU’s new 14.7 billion Euro program for education, training, youth and sport.

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Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships

The scheme is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. Prestigious awards to high calibre students from non-EU/EEA countries to study full-time in Ireland for a period of one year.

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Government of Ireland Academic Staff Mobility Programme

Under the provisions of the International Education Strategy (2016), the Government is putting in place a special fund to support the mobility of teaching, technical, management and administrative personnel.

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The Lifelong Learning Programm

The predecessor to Erasmus+, the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013 was established by Decision on 15 November 2006 as the European Union programme for education and training.

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Bologna Process

Set up in 1999, the Bologna Process is a series of ministerial meetings and agreements between European countries designed to ensure comparability in the standards and quality of higher education qualifications.

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Related International Co-operation

A list of all the international programmes, scholarships and partnerships administered by the HEA which fall outside the Erasmus+ label.

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Jean Monnet

The Jean Monnet Action was launched in 1989 by the European Commission to support academic research in European integration.

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Ireland International Agreements

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