Study in Ireland

Study in Ireland

Consistently ranked in the world’s top 20 nations for great quality of life, peace, and human development, Ireland is a favourite choice among Indian students. With a lively culture that honours entrepreneurial spirit and gives many possibilities to advance professionally, the country will teach you things that go beyond the class curriculum when study in Ireland.

Why choose Ireland

  • Institutions of high quality
  • Research facilities
  • Multiple opportunities
  • Safe and secure community
  • Discover the culture of Ireland
  • Learn while working

The cost of study in Ireland

1. Tuition fee programAverage fees (in Euros*)
1Undergraduate program€9,850 to €25,500 annually
2Postgraduate master's degree€9,500 to €34,500 annually
3Doctoral degree€9,500 to €34,500 annually

*Please note all fee figures are indicative

2. Accommodation costs

Depending on your location and time of year, the cost of housing might range from €427 a month (if you opt to reside alone). If you opt to live on campus, the cost will likely be between €300 and €600 per month when studying abroad.

The cost of living in a shared room is around €400 per month, while a private room in a shared apartment may cost up to €850 per month when studying in Ireland. 

3. Student visa and permit fees

To study in Ireland, you will require a valid study visa, which will cost about €60.  

4. Living expenses

As an international student, your monthly living expenses will range between €650 and $1,000(indicative). These costs should be considered into your budget:

ExpensesAverage monthly cost (indicative)
Utilities (like electric/gas/refuse)€30 - €50
Food expenses€250 - €350
Travel expenses (monthly bus ticket expense)€65 - €85
Book & stationary€75
Mobile phone€20
Personal expenses (specifically social & sports)€200 - €300


5. Health support and Insurance

The average yearly cost of medical insurance is between €500 and €800(indicative).

6. Transportation. 
7. Taxes

The education system in Ireland

Study levels in Ireland

  • Primary education
  • Post-primary education
  • Further education and training
  • Higher education

Fee structure

International students' tuition expenses vary depending on the degree kind and duration when study in Ireland. Depending on the subject and level of study, each university in Ireland sets its own tuition prices. The average annual cost of a degree is between €10,000 and €25,000.


Non-degree Courses

Level 6Higher CertificatemaybeHonorsyear (mostly offered by IoTs)
Duration: 2 years
Level 7Higher diploma
Duration: 1 year
Level 8Graduate diploma
Duration: 1 year
Level 9Postgraduate diploma
Duration: 1-2 years


Degree Courses

Level 7Bachelor’s degree
Duration: 3 years (medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and architecture programs may be for 5-6 years)
Level 8Honours bachelor’s degree
Duration: 3-4 years
Level 9Master’s degree
Duration: Mostly 1 year with the exception ofThe first certain courses that may extend to 16-24 months
Level 10Doctoral degree
Duration: 3 years of research followed by the dissertation


Academic Intakes
Higher education is usually divided into two semesters.

First semester: Starts in September and runs till December
One-month Christmas break: December/January
The second semester: Starts late January and runs till May
Summer break: May till early September


Career after Graduation
According to the updated Third Level Graduate Scheme Permission, the Irish Government allows students who have graduated from Irish universities to work in Ireland for up to 24 months.

Student visa requirements for Ireland

S No.Duration of studyVisa type
1Less than three monthsC Study visa
2More than three monthsD Study visa

*For detailed information, please visit the Irish Government’s Naturalisation and Immigration Service website.

Documents required for ‘D Study visa’:

To apply for your study visa, you need: 

  • A valid passport
  • A letter of acceptance from a recognized Irish institution
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 12 months after your intended arrival date in Ireland
  • Passport-sized color photos
  • Your IELTS score
  • Proof of fee payment
  • Proof of finances (€7,000) to cover your living expenses for the length of your course
  • Proof that explains any gaps in your educational background (if any)
  • Medical insurance information
  • You may be required to provide biometric information as well.
  • A statement stating that you would leave Ireland when your visa expires.
  • Proof of academic capacity to pursue the course you've selected

If any part of your paper isn't in English or Irish, a full translation must be included. In addition, each translated document must include:

  • Confirmation from a translator
  • The date of the translation
  • The translator's complete name and signature
  • Your translator's contact information
  • To apply for an Irish student visa, you must have an IELTS score of at least 5.0 when planning to study in Ireland.
  • You may also be required to attend an embassy or consulate interview in Ireland.
  • As an international applicant, you will be required to pay a visa cost of €60.

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