European Schools Guidance Service

The Department of Education provides funding for access to appropriate guidance for the children of Irish parents 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.

2020 Delivery

  • 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. 

  • S4 and S5 students will be faciliated through 'group' consulations (maximum of 6 per group)

  • All consulations will be 40 minutes

  • If requested, time will be allocated (last 10mins of the individual consultations) to parents of S6 / S7 students

  • Follow up consulations with S7 students will be facilitated in Spring 2021

  • A dedicated 'Student Appointment Platform' is in development. Further information for students and access to it will be provided here in late September 2020.


NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland has compiled a number of resources specifically tailored for Irish European School Students.
These can be accessed below.

European Schools Guidance Service Resources


Report of Guidance Service provision to Irish ES Students - 2019

Report of Guidance Service provision to Irish ES Students - 2018

Report of Guidance Service provision to Irish ES Students - 2017