Assistance for Ukrainians - Education

Assistance for Ukrainians - Education

Information about Education in Ireland.

Education Support

The Tusla Education Support Service can help you find a school for your children.

Read about how to enrol your children in:

Parents with a child starting primary school can find information in Ukrainian and Russian.

REALT – Regional Education and Language Teams, assists in finding school places for children (primary and secondary level). Phone: 086 1036571 and email:

School Transport 

School transport services are available to Ukrainian students on the same basis that they are available to children in Ireland. There will be no charge for this where it is available. Contact or call 057 932 5467 for more information about school transport.

Third Level Education

Ukrainian Third level students seeking assistance can contact National Student Research Helpdesk  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.

Irish third level students returning from Ukraine will be given places to continue their education. 

Qualifications from Ukraine

Quality and Qualifications Ireland have information (in Ukrainian) about its qualifications recognition service. This guide helps you to use QQI’s foreign qualifications recognition service (NARIC).

English Language Classes

You can search for English language classes in your area with the following:

  • Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB)

Louth & Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) is the largest education and training provider in Louth and Meath, providing a broad range of education and training services to over 30,000 students and learners on an annual basis. It offers free beginners and improvers English classes in addition to certified courses that may be beneficial to Ukrainians who are now living in Meath. 

  • Failte Isteach via Third Age Ireland 

Fáilte Isteach is a community project involving predominantly older volunteers welcoming migrants through conversational English classes. 


See our webpage on Childcare



June 2022 - The Ukrainian authorities have confirmed that this year the final schooling examination – known as the “Matura”, has been cancelled. Students from Ukraine will be given school-leaving certificates based on their academic status achieved during the 1st semester of the current school year and the 2nd semester if this is available. The procedures of receipt of school-leaving certificates are being worked through by the Ukrainian authorities.

We also have been advised that university entrance exams for Ukraine will take place online. The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science is liaising closing with the Irish Universities’ Association (IUA) to support Ukrainian young people here in Ireland who wish to sit this exam. The Ukrainian Ministry of Education has directed students seeking information about the format of the examination to this website:

Find out more at 


Ukrainian Language Support Booklets 

Folens have put together a language support booklet, that you can print off, to support children in the Primary and Post-Primary classroom and facilitate better communication. 

Primary Booklet: The Primary booklet contains useful words and pictures such as feelings, hobbies, classroom objects and places at school etc.

Post-Primary Booklet: The booklet contains useful words and pictures such as feelings, classroom objects, school facilities, classroom interactions etc.

Both booklets can be downloaded from here.