Dublin is a great place to study and its universities welcome students from across the world. But how much will your studies cost?

Most universities and institutions of higher learning have at least two parts to their fee structure – tuition and the student contribution. Tuition covers your learning in class, while the student contribution covers student services and examinations. The maximum rate for the student contribution in 2018–2019 is €3,000. Fees are competitive, particularly when compared to those of universities in the UK, which are on average more than three times more expensive. In addition, many EU students may not have to pay any fees – please see below.

Non-EU students

Students from countries outside of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) must pay the full cost of their courses. This can vary widely, depending on the course and the institution where you study.

For example, annual fees for degrees at Dublin City University (DCU) range from €12,600 to €15,000; at University College Dublin (UCD) they vary from €18,700 to €53,000, and at Trinity College (TCD) from €17,960 to €45,000. Dublin’s Institutes of Technology (DIT), which are part of TUD, charge fees in the range €10,500 to €12,500. The links below will help you investigate tuition fees at some of Dublin’s prominent institutions of higher learning.

Universities
Other Institutions

Irish & EU students

If you are an Irish or EU national, you may be eligible to have the tuition fees for your first undergraduate degree paid by Ireland’s Higher Education Authority. However, you must satisfy all the following criteria:

  • You have been a resident in an EU member state for at least three of the five years before you begin your studies.
  • You have not attended an undergraduate course before.
  • You will be studying full-time on a course that lasts at least two years.

You must also satisfy at least one of these requirements:

  • You are a national of any member state of the European Union, the European Economic Area (EEA), or Switzerland.
  • You are a family member of an EU national and have permission to live in Ireland.
  • You have refugee status in Ireland.
  • You are a family member of someone with refugee status and have permission to reside in Ireland.
  • You have been granted ‘leave to remain’ in Ireland on a humanitarian basis.
  • The Minister for Justice and Equality has granted you permission to live in Ireland.

Students who are repeating a semester or a year of their degree are not eligible for this fee-free tuition, nor are students pursuing a second undergraduate degree.

The Higher Education Authority has established these criteria but leaves it to individual institutions to assess applicants’ eligibility. Visit their website, Student Finance Ireland, for more information.

Scholarships

Talented and hard-working international students are naturally very welcome in Dublin, where hundreds of scholarships are available from a variety of institutions. To find out which ones you’re eligible for and how to apply, it’s best to contact the institution or organisation of your choice directly. The Education in Ireland website is a good place to start.

If you are an Irish or EU national, you may be eligible to have the tuition fees for your first undergraduate degree paid by Ireland’s Higher Education Authority. However, you must satisfy all the following criteria:

  • You have been a resident in an EU member state for at least three of the five years before you begin your studies.
  • You have not attended an undergraduate course before.
  • You will be studying full-time on a course that lasts at least two years.

You must also satisfy at least one of these requirements:

  • You are a national of any member state of the European Union, the European Economic Area (EEA), or Switzerland.
  • You are a family member of an EU national and have permission to live in Ireland.
  • You have refugee status in Ireland.
  • You are a family member of someone with refugee status and have permission to reside in Ireland.
  • You have been granted ‘leave to remain’ in Ireland on a humanitarian basis.
  • The Minister for Justice and Equality has granted you permission to live in Ireland.

Students who are repeating a semester or a year of their degree are not eligible for this fee-free tuition, nor are students pursuing a second undergraduate degree.

The Higher Education Authority has established these criteria but leaves it to individual institutions to assess applicants’ eligibility. Visit their website, Student Finance Ireland, for more information.

Disclaimer: Tuition fees are subject to annual review at most universities. We have made every effort to ensure that these figures are correct as of June 2019.

[ss_social_share]

You might also like...

Nine great reasons to study in Dublin

1. Dublin is home to prestigious, internationally recognised universities Dublin is home to no less than four world-ranking universities. With almost 130,000 people studying here, the city is one of the world’s most student-friendly. It’s a tradition that goes back a long way. Trinity College, one of the oldest English-speaking universities in the world, was founded here back in the 16th century. It is recognised internationally a

Read More

Steps to studying in Dublin

Planning to study in Dublin? Here’s our simple step-by-step guide. It’ll help you keep stress levels to a minimum in the run-up to your move. 1) Choose your course Check out the list of universities and colleges in Dublin. Investigate the courses that you’re interested in and make sure you can meet the entry requirements. Attend an open day if you can – it will give you a feel for student life on campus. 2) Apply and accept Found your course? Apply as soon as possible. In most cases, you’ll be sent a letter of offer. You need to accept this to be officially enrolled. Procedures may vary

Read More