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NARIC Ireland

About NARIC Ireland 

Hosted by QQI, NARIC Ireland provides free advice on the recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland.    

The NARIC qualifications database​ has details of almost 900 qualifications from over 60 countries.  The information we provide is particularly relevant to Registrars, Admissions Officers, International Officers and Career Office staff dealing with foreign applications for entry into education and training programmes in Ireland.

We offer advice online in the form of a Comparabilty Statement which places the foreign qualification in the context of the Irish education and training system.

NARIC is one of a network of centres that forms part of the ENIC-NARIC​ (European National Information Centre / National Academic Recognition Information Centre) network.  These centres work to enable the mobility, transparency and recognition of qualifications by providing information on education, training and qualifications system.


NARIC Ireland Foreign Qualifications Database 

NARIC Ireland has compiled a database of comparability statements for hundreds of foreign qualifications.  Each comparability statement includes a comparable award-type and level on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). 

The comparability information provided is advisory in nature and is based on the understanding that the qualification is awarded by a nationally recognised awarding body in the country of origin.

See our NARIC Guide (GA/ ES/ PT/ FR/ PL) for more information on how to use the database and understand the comparability statements available.        


How do I use the database?

  1. Click here to visit the NARIC Ireland database. 

  2. Search by your home country (for example Australia or Poland).

  3. If your qualification is listed, download and print the comparability statement for your foreign qualification.

  4. If your qualification is not listed please fill in the query form available here.

NARIC Ireland does not operate a public office or a call-in service. If you have a query please register with our QHelp service to contact us.  


NARIC Projects (2016-18)

The NARIC Ireland centre is involved in five projects with consortia of partners from other ENIC-NARIC centres approved by the European Commission through Erasmus+ from June 2016.  Click here to find out more.


Regulated Professions

There are a number of regulated professions in Ireland. If you wish to practise in one of these professions, you must contact the relevant Irish authority.  Click here to find a list of bodies with regulatory powers in Ireland.