The National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE), host of Euroguidance Ireland, will cease to operate from 1st September 2022. The NCGE and its Management Committee, Léargas, the Department of Education, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Solas and ETBI have been carrying out significant work since earlier this year to prepare for the reorganisation of guidance support. A Transitions Working Group and additional sub-groups have been meeting regularly to co-ordinate the reorganisation.

For further information relating to ongoing and future support in place, click HERE

In relation to Euroguidance, Léargas (former host organisation of NCGE) is not in a position to host the Euroguidance centre and will terminate the contract from 31/8/22 in line with the closure and cessation of operations of the NCGE. The Department of Education remains deeply committed to the Euroguidance programme and are in consultation with the European Commission on the designation process to find a new host for the Euroguidance centre. In the meantime, if you have any queries in relation to Euroguidance, please contact

Studying in Europe

Why Study Abroad?

It is widely agreed that a period of study in another country has many advantages for the individual including:

  • Greater inter-cultural awareness
  • Acquisition of language skills
  • Enhanced sense of curiosity
  • Personal development
  • Greater independence
  • Personal resilience
  • Lower fees*

(*The fees in many European countries compare favourably with fees in Ireland. Many offer a wide range of courses with free or very low tuition fees)

Download the Euroguidance Ireland / Eurodesk 'Europe is Open to You' Brochure

Don’t believe us?

  • Check out the Erasmus+ Higher Education (HE) impact study 2019 'FACT SHEET' below
  • Click HERE for the full (HE) impact study results
  • Click HERE for the Léargas Impact Study: Erasmus+ International Work Placements for Vocational (FET) Learners from Ireland