The quality of the Irish higher education system is greatly enhanced by the inward and outward movement of students and staff.

Internationalisation enhances the quality of learning, teaching and research in our campuses and contributes significantly to the student experience. It represents an investment in future global relationships as it helps to build relationships with our future trading partners and supports our national goal to become a global innovation hub. In addition, our economy benefits from revenue that is generated from international students.

Each year the HEA engages with the higher education institutions in a review process, known as Strategic Dialogue, the outcome of which is the Compact. The Compact (or agreement) alongside the Erasmus+ charter outlines the position of the HEA on the Internationalisation of Institutions. Additionally, discussion on internationalisation of HEI’s in Ireland will be informed and guided by the Department of Education and Skills. Download the PDF below.


International Education Strategy For Ireland 2016 2020

The International Education section manages/has responsibility for the promotion of the following funding schemes to enable international mobility for staff & students;

Government of Ireland Funding schemes