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17 Feb 2017 963 3 mins Share

What’s the exact cost of studying in Ireland?

We talk about the cost of studying in Ireland – to help international students plan their budget who are thinking of this impressive career option.

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Ireland is another favourite study abroad destination amongst Indian students in addition to countries like the USA, UK, Canada and Australia. The reasons why Indian students favour to study in Ireland are plenty – its people and culture, Irish history, spectacular life, science and achievements, geography and land, ships and heritage sites and economy.

The Trinity College Dublin is amongst the most popular (and oldest) universities in Ireland for international students, followed by the University College Dublin (the largest), the University College Cork, the Dublin City University and the University of Limerick. The list is really big so we suggest you get in touch with the advisors at our offices (both in Chennai and Delhi) to know where you can apply.

One of the fundamental criteria that you, as a international student, should consider while planning to study at any destination abroad is the cost of studying and how much you need to have in hand to fund your stay and other expenses abroad. So in this article we talk about the cost of studying in Ireland:

The tuition fees based on different fields for international students are as follows*:

  1. Business and Management: €10,000 to 30,000
  2. Science and Engineering: €10,000 to 21,000
  3. Arts and Humanities: €10,000 to 18,000
  4. Medicine and Health Studies: €12,000 to 50,000

*The above figures are rough estimates. Always check with your university about the tuition fee and if any hidden costs are involved in the course that you choose.

In addition to the tuition fees, all students (irrespective of EU/ non-EU) at universities and colleges in Ireland are required to pay nearly €2,500 per year as a service fee for supporting the clubs, societies and for examination entries.

The living cost in Ireland for international students:

The living cost in Ireland will vary depending on which city you want to live in. On average the total living cost in Ireland for an international student will cost nearly €600–873 per month. This value can increase or decrease based on the place you choose to live in, for example, in cities like Dublin or Cork, the living cost will be nearly €730–870 per month.

Accommodation for international students in Ireland are of various types: on-campus accommodation that are available at residence halls, which are occupied by 5 to 10 students, where you can have a private bedroom but need to share the kitchen, living room and bathroom. Another stay option available for international students is a rented apartment where you can live independently. And if you are worried about your food, you can go for another option called homestays where you can stay with a host family who will provide both stay and food. Staying with a host family can be great where you may not feel lonely in the foreign land.

Other important costs to consider:

In Ireland, the average cost of food will be €240 per month. The overall cost of food will also depend on what groceries you buy, how often you eat outside, whether you eat three-course meal every day or not, etc. 

Transportation cost is a must-to-be-considered option while calculating your budget. Some universities might give you a transport pass which will cost nearly €100 per month.

In addition to the above, you will have to consider the cost of other utilities like your books, leisure, personal amenities, etc. 

There are a few more vital things for which you will have to pay only once:

  1. Visa application.
  2. Travel/ medical insurance.
  3. Deposit for accommodation (mostly 1 month deposit).
  4. Opening a bank account when you reach Ireland.
  5. Approximately €300 for registering with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) in Ireland.

Do you know?

You must be aware of the two-year stay-back option in Ireland for postgraduate degree holders. Please visit our offices or speak to our advisors to get a clear idea about your career opportunities in Ireland if you are really keen on leading a life Irish style for some time.

What’s so special about Ireland?

Ireland is the third largest island in Europe and the twentieth largest in the world. Popular for its rich history and culture, writers, music, the Newgrange passage tomb, Ireland has managed to draw a lot of international students and people from all over the world.

As said by W.B. Yeats: ‘There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.

Ireland is the only country in the world with the harp as their national symbol. The oldest known harp dates back to 1300 and is housed at the Trinity College, Dublin.

You can explore various courses on our website, which are offered by universities in Ireland. Once you are done with the research, please speak to our advisors to know what should be your next step. 

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