Applying to an Irish University as an International Student

Applying to Study at a University in Ireland

Applying to a University in Ireland

Application help for international students applying to study in Ireland

International students can apply for a course at an Irish university by submitting an online application either to the Central Applications Office or directly to the university of Higher Education of their choice.

Entry requirements at Irish universities

Entry requirements vary for different courses and universities and usually depend on the number of places available. Students can find university and course-specific entry requirement information on university websites. Applicants must submit an Assessment and Qualification summary, along with their data, when first applying.

Applicant Status as EU or non-EU resident

The application process to study at an Irish university differs depending on whether you are an EU resident or international. Before applying to study in Ireland, students must determine their EU and non-EU status, as this cannot be changed at a later stage. Students can refer to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services for further help determining their resident status.

Applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses

International students must apply directly to Higher Education institutions in Ireland according to their policies. Check each university's website to know precisely about their application procedure for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses before applying.

The online application process at Irish universities makes it easier for international students to submit applications for studying in Ireland once they choose a course of interest.

English language requirements

To successfully apply to study in Ireland, you must prove your English language proficiency. Students should hold an internationally recognised English qualification certificate such as IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE. Many universities also offer pathway programmes that allow you to study a particular programme before your entire degree, where you will join the degree-level course upon completion.

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Do you need help with your application to study at an Irish university? If so, arrange a free consultation with SI-Ireland today.

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SI-Ireland specialises in selecting the right Irish university for international students by reviewing your academic background, discussing your career goals and helping you apply. Our application services can help you achieve your dream of studying in Ireland.


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