The Department of Education provides funding for access to appropriate guidance for the children of Irish citizens who are enrolled in the 13 European Schools in 6 European countries.
This service is coordinated by the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) / Euroguidance Ireland and is delivered by qualified guidance counsellors recognised by the Irish Department of Education.
Read more about the European Schools HERE
This guidance support is intended to supplement, but not replace, the guidance support already available to students in the European Schools.
It is directed specifically to the needs of Irish students who may be considering an application to Irish third-level institutions and who have questions regarding general entry requirements, particular course requirements, application procedures and deadlines.
The service is provided in the autumn term each year.
All consultations will be facilitated remotely (through Zoom) and will take place outside of school hours.
S6 and S7 students will be offered INDIVIDUAL consultations.
S3*, S4 and S5 students will be facilitated through GROUP consulations (maximum of 6/7 per group)
- Generally GROUP consultation types should take approximately 60 minutes, INDIVIDUAL consultations will take approximately 40 minutes.
If requested, time will be allocated (last 10 mins of the individual consultations) to parents of S6 / S7 students
Follow up consulations with S7 students will be facilitated in Spring 2022
*2021 will be the first year of the service being made available to students of S3
As above, consultations are being faciliated (again) online in 2021.
Available below is the link to the student appointment portal that 2021 (Irish) European School students are requested to access in order to book their appointments.
Additional instructions, supports and resources are also available.
NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland has compiled a video guide to accessing and using the portal.
Please view this prior to clicking on the 'Student Appointment Portal' link.
NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland has compiled a manual to accessing and using the portal.
You may wish to read this (along with viewing the video) prior to clicking on the 'Student Appointment Portal' link.
To register on the portal and to begin making your guidance appointment click the green box below.
Please note - STUDENTS are required to make the booking (only)
A Zoom link will be sent to you automatically following your fully completed appointment submission.
NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland has compiled a short guide to using / accessing Zoom for your appointment:
NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland has compiled resources specifically tailored for Irish European School students:
NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland has compiled a series of answers to frequently asked European School questions: