Developed in conjunction with

Institutes of Technology Ireland

Colleges Ontario has signed a unique agreement with Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) that allows Ontario College students to complete honours degree programs in Ireland.

The agreement allows graduates of two-year college programs in Ontario to secure an honours degree with two further years of study in Ireland. In some cases, graduates of three-year programs will be able to secure an honours degree with one further year of study.

Applications are now invited from Colleges Ontario graduates who wish to pursue honours degrees in the following areas:

  • Business (incorporating Marketing, Human Resource Management Accounting and Business Administration)
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Internet Applications and Web Development
  • Hospitality Management and Hospitality Administration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Social Services
  • Criminal Justice

Tuition fees have been reduced by more than 15 per cent to 7500 euro per academic year ($10,000 CAD approx).

The closing date for receipt of applications is May 31st each year for entry in September.

Enquiries can be made directly to the International Officer in your chosen Institute or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our local representative in Ontario is Jackie Barclay at:

Barclay & Knap Educational Services
Suite 312A, McMaster University Innovation Park
175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8P-0A1
905.632.0999 or 888.632.0666  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Questions and Answers for applicants


Further information is available at the links below:

An information webinar for Ontario Students is available here

Presentation from Webinar is available here

Live & Learn in Ireland, a programme aimed at preparing international students planning on studying in Ireland, is available here.

Summary Information on Colleges Ontario - Institutes of Technology Ireland agreement

Institutes of Technology Ireland - Profile

Memorandum of Understanding - Colleges Ontario-Institutes of Technology Ireland