Enrolments in HEA Funded Institutions


Higher Education Authority (HEA)

Key information

New entrants, undergraduate and postgraduate enrolments by institution, field of study, gender, age, year of study, mode of study, domicile of origin and county of origin.


Annual statistical returns by HEA funded institutions to the HEA.


Students attending accredited third-level programmes in the following HEA-funded institutions: the universities, the institutes of technology, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, the Royal College of Surgeons, St. Angela’s College, Sligo and the National College of Art and Design.



Reference period

Academic year

Start date



One year after the end of the reference period


  • County
    The 26 geographic counties of Ireland plus the 6 geographic counties of Northern Ireland
  • Country of origin
    Domicile of origin.
  • Age
    17 and under; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25-29; 30 and over; Unknown
  • Third level institution
    University College Dublin; niversity College Cork; Dublin Institute of Technology; National University of Ireland, Galway; Trinity College Dublin; Dublin City University; University of Limerick; National University of Ireland, Maynooth; Cork IT; Waterford IT; IT Carlow; Galway-Mayo IT; Limerick IT; IT Tallaght; Dundalk IT; Athlone IT; Letterkenny IT; Mary Immaculate College, Limerick; IT Sligo; ;Royal College of Surgeons; IT Blanchardstown; IT Tralee; Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology; St. Angela's College of Home Economics, Sligo; National College of Art and Design
  • Field of study
    Over 100 separate fields of study are distinguished, grouped into 10 broad categories: Business, administration and law; Health and welfare; Arts and humanities; Engineering, manufacturing and construction; Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics; Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs); Education; Social sciences, journalism and information; Services; Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary; Generic programmes and qualifications
  • Course level
    Foundation and Access; Undergraduate Occasionals; ; Certificates; Higher Certificates; Undergraduate Diplomas; Higher Diplomas; Post Graduate Diplomas; Ordinary Degrees; Honours Degrees; Postgraduate Occasionals; Postgraduate Certificates; Taught Masters; Research Masters; PhD


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