Universities in Ireland provide opportunities for international students to gain access to high quality education at comparatively lower tuition fees compared to other universities around the world. Irish universities also provide scholarships for international students at undergraduate and postgraduate level across multiple disciplines, making studying in Ireland even more attractive.
International students from outside the EU will need to pay non-EU tuition. Depending on the type of course - foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate - tuition fees can range from €3,500 to €55,000.
Tuition fees at universities in Ireland vary and are dependant on if you are an EU or international student. For example, EU students may enjoy a full waiver on tuition fees and will only be required to pay a Student Contribution Fee of €3,000 for the coming academic year. International students however can apply for a wide variety of different scholarships, grants and bursaries via the Students Assistance Fund to help cover accommodation, food, travel and learning materials.
Tuition fees for undergraduate students under the Free Fees Initiative is paid for by the Higher Education Authority, which is the statutory regulatory body for higher education governance in Ireland. To qualify for the Free Fees scheme you must meet the following criteria:
Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Free Fees Initiative will have to pay tuition fees categorized as EU Fees for Higher Education at Irish Universities. These may vary at each university and students should refer to university websites for more details.
Use the table below to compare undergraduate and postgraduate tuition fees in Ireland for full-time international students.
|University||Undergraduate Courses||Postgraduate Courses|
|University of Limerick||€5,000 - €45,000||€6,000 - €40,000|
|Maynooth University||€12,000 - €13,500||€6,500 - €15,000|
|University College Dublin||€18,000 - €53,000||€5,000 - €31,000|
|Trinity College Dublin||€10,000 - €45,000||€7,000 - €49,000|
|NUI Galway||€12,750 - €31,000||€13,250 - €15,000|
|Dublin City University||€10,800 - €12,600||€9,425|
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