The vision of the National Access Plan is to ensure that the student body entering, participating in and completing higher education at all levels reflects the diversity and social mix of Ireland’s population.

National Access Plan 2015-19

Funding the Plan

On behalf of the Department of Education and Skills, the HEA manages two funds that are designed to enable students from the equity of access target groups to participate in higher education: the Fund for Students with Disabilities and the Student Assistance Fund.

For further information see Student Finance

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Access News

Overview of Access statistics

In 2015, 7.8% of  new entrants indicated they had a disability.

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Recent Access Publications

National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education 2015-2019

National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education 2015-2019

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Mid-term Review of National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education

National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education: Mid-term Review

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Consultation Paper: Towards The Development of a New National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education

Consultation Paper: Towards The Development of a New National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education

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