Education and schooling

Overview Document Outlines the key points to note if you need to access the education system on your return to Ireland. Covers free pre-school education, enrolling in primary or secondary school, third level fees and more.

Enrolling your child in primary school
Includes choosing a primary school, the application process, receiving an offer and where to find help if you can’t find a suitable school.

Enrolling your child in secondary school
Includes choosing a secondary school, the application process, receiving an offer and where to find help if you can’t find a suitable school.

Getting your foreign qualification recognised in Ireland
Outlines the services and online tools available to get recognition for your foreign qualification in Ireland. Also explains how the National Framework of Qualifications can help you compare and contrast different qualifications.

Exemption from Irish
Explains the new arrangements and conditions for exempting certain students from the study of Irish in primary and secondary school.
This document is in: Irish education system

Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme
The ECCE scheme provides up to 2 years of early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age.
This document is in: Pre-school education and childcare

Moving to Ireland for third-level education
Third level educational system in Ireland and the way in which places at universities and colleges are allocated.
This document is in: Studying in Ireland

Third-level student fees and charges
This document contains information about who has to pay third-level fees.
This document is in: Fees and supports for third-level education