This survey is a valuable source of data to inform policy making at national and international level. The main aim of the EUROSTUDENT project is to collate comparable data on the social dimension of European higher education. It focusses on the social and economic conditions of student life. It also investigates temporary international mobility. The project provides reliable and insightful cross-country comparisons.

This is the seventh such survey with 30 countries participating (Ireland has participated in all previous rounds since 2000). The survey is co-ordinated in Europe by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Insight Statistical Consulting has been commissioned to conduct the EUROSTUDENT VII project in Ireland.