Other Organisations and Resources

Qualifax is the national database of third level and further education courses. It provides information on courses for Guidance Counsellors and students.

Citizens Information
Citizens Information is an Irish eGovernment website provided by the Citizens Information Board. The site provides information on public services in Ireland.

Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS)
MABS is a free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or at risk of getting into debt. It has 65 offices nationwide staffed by professional money advisers. MABS also has a new helpline service where people, for the price of a local call, can talk to a helpline adviser about debt problems. The MABS helpline number is 1890 283 438.

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) is the representative body for the seven Irish universities. It is a non-profit making body with charitable status. The IUA seeks to advance university education and research through the formulation and pursuit of collective policies and actions on behalf of the universities.

The Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) promotes quality assurance in the Irish university sector and conducts regular external reviews of Irish universities.

The Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) represents the interests, at national level, of Ireland’s sixteen Education and Training Boards (ETB's). The ETB's seek to promote the development of education and training within the wider education sector and the country at large.

Aontas is the Irish National Association of Adult Education, a voluntary membership organisation. It promotes the development of a learning society through the provision of a quality and comprehensive system of adult learning and education which is accessible to all.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is the national representative body for students in Ireland. The USI currently represents more than 250,000 students in over forty colleges across Ireland.

Study Abroad Without Limits
Study Abroad Without Limits is a web-based service where direct contact is made between students with disabilities who would like to study abroad and "local" students with disabilities. Basic information is provided about studying in particular countries. Study Abroad Without Limits is funded by the Socrates programme of the European Union.

Bank Accounts
If you are successful in your application to one of the student grant schemes you may be required to open a bank account. Information on how to open an Irish bank account is provided here . Details on opening a bank account in the UK can be accessed here.

If you are applying for a maintenance grant you will be required to submit a P21 Statement of Total Income. Details on how to obtain your P21 can be found here . Tá leagan Gaeilge den bhileog seo ar fáil freisin.

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) is responsible for administering the administrative functions of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in relation to asylum, immigration (including Visas) and citizenship matters.

Treoir promotes the welfare of unmarried parents and their children, and provides information in order to help parents to access their rights and entitlements.

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