Stamping / Authentication of Degrees or other Awards.
Degrees and awards granted by Higher Education Institutions as listed below can be stamped/authenticated by the Department of Education and Skills. Awards made by private colleges cannot be stamped by the Department and should be referred to the relevant accrediting body, e.g. QQI.
List of relevant institutions
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
University College Cork, Cork
National University of Ireland, Galway
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
University of Limerick, Limerick
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin City University
Athlone Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown
Institute of Technology, Carlow
Cork Institute of Technology
Dublin Institute of Technology
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoighaire
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Limerick Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology, Sligo
Institute of Technology, Tallaght
Institute of Technology, Tralee
Waterford Institute of Technology
National College of Art and Design, Dublin
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
Before the award can be stamped, the Department will need verification from the University/Institute concerned in relation to the award - name of graduate, student number, details of the award.
Due to data protection regulations, this information can only be released by the institution to the Department at the request of the student. The student should request the institution to e-mail this information to HEstampingAwards@education.gov.ie .
When this information has been received the student should contact the Department by phone or e-mail to arrange a time to call to the Department offices in Marlborough Street to have the award stamped.
The same procedure will apply where a student requires a letter (eg. statement of results) to be stamped. A copy of the letter must be e-mailed to the Department from the institution before the original can be stamped.
Higher Education Policy and Research
Phone - 00353 1 8892127 or 00353 1 8892147
E Mail – HEstampingAwards@education.gov.ie
Office Location and Opening Hours
The Department offices are located in Marlborough Street Dublin 1, D01 RC96 and the service is available from 9.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
There is no charge for this service.