How To Apply
How To Apply
Applying to Irish institution is very simple.
- Search the course from course finder above. You can search the course based on course name, modules or institution. If you are not sure you can also compare the courses between institutions.
- Click on apply button to apply. In case you wish to apply for multiple institute you can chose them (Shortlist course) and after all selections click on apply now.
- In case you are still confused or need support give call to the above number or click on ask the expert and leave a message and someone will get back to you.
- Or you can sign in and select the institution if you know which institution to apply. You can save you profile and can come back later and complete the form.
Please note that there can be a small application fees which institution can charge. Applying through the portal usually get you application fees waiver. In case university decides not to waive usually they will assess the application and will let you know whether you can get a place to study or not. If yes we will get back to you with the link from the institution and you can pay the institution directly.
The Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is responsible for developing and maintaining the National Qualifications Framework (NFQ) and for quality standards (Quality Assurance and Pastoral Care) in both the higher education sector and English Language schools.
Students are encouraged to use the National Framework of Qualifications to identify the qualification they will achieve before making decisions. Qualifications recognised through the NFQ are quality assured. This means that you can have confidence that your course, and the institution at which you are studying, are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
The Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is intended to put you, the international student, at the centre of the education and training system in Ireland. The NFQ provides a structure (a framework) to understand, compare and contrast the level and standard of different qualifications. This helps you to make informed decisions about your qualification choices and to consider progression opportunities available to you.
Tuition costs vary depending on the course, the institution and whether you are classified as an EU student or non-EU student. They also fluctuate so make sure to double-check the fees with your chosen institution before you begin the application process. Check out the details below depending on the area you are most interested in: Study Abroad, English Language, and undergraduate and postgraduate studies for EU and non-EU nations.
Are you an EU Applicant
It is important that you establish your status before you make an application to one of the Irish higher education institutions as you will retain your status (EU/non-EU) during your study and you will be unable to change from one category to the other in the middle of a course. There are different application procedures for EU applicants and non EU applicants.
To determine whether you are an EU applicant or a non-EU applicant read the Criteria determining Fee Status.
If you meet the criteria outlined in the above document, you qualify as an EU applicant.
Fees for Non EU Students
Tuition costs vary considerably depending on the institution and the study programme. Tuition costs do not remain static, so it is important to double check fees with the Institution(s) you are considering applying to.
Study Visa Renewal
You are responsible for renewing your GNIB registration card each time it expires. It will usually expire at the end of your academic year, and must be renewed for the coming academic year of your course. To renew your GNIB registration card, you will need a letter from your University with details of your course and your course attendance over the past year.
Note that if your attendance is low, you may not be given permission to stay for the next year of your course.
Can I work in Ireland during my studies in Ireland?
- Only students attending a full time course of education of at least one year’s duration leading to qualifications recognised by the Minister for Education and Science will be permitted to take up casual employment.
- Access to employment is denied to all other students.
- Casual employment is defined as up to a maximum of 20 hours part time work per week, or full time work during normal college vacation periods. Such work should not interfere with your course attendance, as failure to provide evidence of a satisfactory attendance record will result in refusal of any extension to your permission to remain.
- The entitlement to casual employment will cease on completion of your college course.
- The stamp placed in your passport by GNIB will indicate whether or not you are permitted to take up casual employment.
- If you are in doubt about this you should check with GNIB before you accept any job offer.
- Any breach of your visa conditions will lead to a review of your case and possible removal from the State.