The Higher Education Authority is the statutory agency responsible for the allocation of exchequer funding to the universities, institutes of technology (IoTs) and other higher education institutions (HEIs).

How we fund

Most of the grants which the HEA allocates are ‘recurrent’ grants, allocated against the ongoing running costs of the institutions. The HEA also allocates capital funding for buildings and equipment with agreement from the Department of Education and Skills.

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Student Finance

Student finance pages are a convenient and user-friendly source of information on financial support for further and higher education.

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Funding News

Institutions we fund

View details of the funding allocated to each Higher Education Institution (HEI).

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Funding Review

The HEA is currently undertaking a review of the model for allocating recurrent grant funding to universities, institutes of technology and colleges.

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