Irish universities are well-known for their research capabilities, and chances are high that your credentials will be recognised almost anywhere in the world. Many universities also provide internship opportunities to help students acquire practical experience in their field of study.

  • Innovation and research
  • Extensive choice of courses
  • Stay in a safe community
  • Great work opportunities and industrial exposure
  • Global Business Hub
  • Highly developed democracy with a modern economy

The tuition fees vary between chosen field of study, university and program. Furthermore, there is a big difference in the tuition fees for European and non-European students. Students from outside the EU and EEA can expect to pay around €9,000 per year as a minimum, with some courses can cost up to €30,000 per year.

Study Program Average fees(in EUR)
Undergraduate Program € 9,000 – € 45,000 per year
Postgraduate master’s Program € 9,500 – € 37,000 per year
Doctoral Degree € 9,000 – € 30,000 per year

Irish universities and colleges offer two major intakes. Intakes may also be referred to as a semester in some universities.

Intake 1: Fall Semester – A popular intake that starts in the month of September

Intake 2: Spring Semester starts in the month of January

  • Third Level Graduate Scheme Permission schemeallows non-EU/EEA students who have graduated from Irish higher education institutions to remain in Ireland for up to 24 months to seek employment
  • Once a student gains employment, the student becomes eligible to apply for Green Card/Work Permit

Eligibility Conditions:

  • Students must be over 18 years of age
  • Non-EEA students with Stamp 2 permission to remain are allowed to take up casual employment. They can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and up to 40 hours a week in the holidays
  • Non-EU/EEA postgraduate students who are working on producing their dissertations beyond their examinations are not entitled to work for more than 20 hours part-time per week during the college’s summer break as they are still regarded by the GNIB as being in full-time study

Ireland Student Visa Requirements:

The supporting documentation required for a Student Visa in Ireland includes:

  • Valid Passport
  • Letter of Acceptance from the college/university
  • Proof of payment of the registration and tuition fees
  • Proof of financial funds
  • Two passport sized photographs
  • Study Permit and visa
  • Evidence for explaining any gaps in educational history of the candidate
  • English Proficiency
  • Your University will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application