The Department of Education and Skills requested the HEA bring the below information in relation to the Free Fees Scheme to attention:


In terms of higher education, notwithstanding Brexit, UK students will still be eligible for the same fee structures as EU students in Ireland. For the free fees initiative, once students meet all other criteria as set out in the Free Fees Initiative:

  • Students with UK nationality will continue to be eligible under the nationality criteria of the free fees scheme;
  • UK residency will continue to contribute towards fulfilling the ordinarily resident criteria of the scheme.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Student Desk. We are happy to help.