Ukraine - Supports and Information

Minister Harris announces central helpdesk for Ukrainian people seeking access to third level education (3rd May 2022)

Those seeking assistance can contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call +353 (0)1 474 7788.

This will first facilitate students who have made direct contact with third level institutions. The helpdesk will be fully operational for all students in mid-May.

Ireland's response to the situation in Ukraine

The European Union (EU) has put in place a Temporary Protection Directive to allow Ukrainian citizens and others fleeing Ukraine to move through the EU as EU citizens.
If you are a Ukrainian citizen or if you are fleeing Ukraine, the Irish Government will help you when you arrive in Ireland.
You can find information on the following supports and services available while you are in Ireland:
  • Arriving in Ireland
  • Accommodation
  • Social Wefare Supports
  • Employment, childcare and education
  • Healthcare
  • How people and businesses can help

For more information go to Ireland's response to the situation in Ukraine on

QQI supports for displaced Ukraine nationals

QQI has published a guide, in Ukrainian, to its online foreign qualifications recognition service (NARIC).

This guide will help those arriving from Ukraine compare their qualifications to similar awards on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications, and may assist them in accessing education and employment opportunities here in Ireland.  This guide is also available in EnglishPolish and Russian.

NARIC database currently lists 18 Ukrainian qualifications that are comparable to Irish awards from Levels 3-10 of the National Framework of Qualifications, including school-based qualifications, professional and higher education qualifications. Each qualification is accompanied by other useful links which help explain the context for the qualification eg a country profile for Ukraine

For more information go to QQI supports for displaced Ukraine nationals

Online Training for fast track recognition of Ukrainian academic qualifications - YouTube

This is a recording of a webinar organised by the Director General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission in co-operation with the Italian Enic-Naric Centre.  The purpose of this webinar is to present the Ukrainian higher education system, Ukrainian qualifications and available tools for verification information sources to support fast tack recognition of Ukrainian academic qualifications.

Education and work information for Ukrainians and EU countries

Access to work and education requires both support to Ukrainians now in the EU to have their skills and qualifications recognised and an understanding by people in the EU of Ukraine's education and training system and qualifications.

Enic-Naric Ukraine

This site contains information about the education system in Ukraine: its structure, the system of evaluation, licensing and accreditation of free economic zones, regulations in the field of education. You can also get acquainted with the register of educational institutions of Ukraine and samples of Ukrainian documents on education of different times.

Ukrainian language information helpline

The Irish Refugee Council have launched a helpline and chat service to support people who have fled Ukraine. Ukrainian and Russian speakers staff the helpline.

Euroguidance Network

Articles, resources and tools that might be of help to the guidance community in supporting Ukrainians who fled their country.

National Centre for Guidance in Education

NCGE has developed information to support FET and adult guidance provision and career management for refugees arriving from Ukraine to Ireland.  

As the situation is continuously evolving, this document is intended to offer the current understandings regarding the education, training and career opportunities and services relevant to the provision of adult guidance counselling to Ukrainian Refugees in Ireland. It is vital that information is contextualized where appropriate. NCGE intend to update this document as national arrangements continue to be agreed and announced. (pdf)

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