International Education Mark: public consultation opens, expressions of interest sought


White Papers Consultation

QQI has published a series of White Papers relating to the development and implementation of the International Education Mark (IEM).

These White Papers include two draft codes of practice for providers of programmes to international learners: for English Language Education (ELE) and Higher Education (HE).  They also include new draft Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines for English Language Education providers and a proposed policy on the authorisation of the use of the International Education Mark. 

The White Papers can be viewed on our Current Consultations page here.

QQI is seeking feedback from stakeholders on the White Papers which can be emailed to the following address:

The closing date for Public Consultation submissions is Friday, 16 December 2022.


Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest for the International Education Mark has also now opened.

Providers who wish to apply for authorisation to use the International Education Mark are asked to complete the Expression of Interest form. Only providers who complete the Expression of Interest form will be contacted once the International Education Mark application is open in early 2023.

Providers can submit an Expression of Interest here:

The closing date for Expression of Interest submissions is Friday, 16 December 2022.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the International Education Unit at