Like most other countries, Ireland requires candidates from many non-EU countries to have a visa to come and study in Ireland. If you are a citizen of any of the non-EU countries on this list then you do not need a visa to study in Ireland.
However, if you are a citizen of a country not named on this list, you must apply for a visa before you travel to Ireland. The student immigration process is divided into two categories, based on whether you are applying for a degree programme offered by a higher education institution or you intend to pursue an English-language or non-degree course.
Department of Foreign Affairs.
Visa Office Hainault House,
69-71 St. Stephen’s Green.
Tel: +353 1 4780822 (open from 14.30 to 16.00 Monday to Friday) Fax: +353 1 4751201. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In their application students will be asked to supply the following information:
Immigration Regulations – For the most up to date information please visit Citizens Information and Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services Website
- Valid passport number
- Date of issue and expiry of passport
- Date, place and mode of arrival in Ireland
- Letter from University/College indicating that they have been offered a place in a recognised educational establishment
- Letter indicating the source of funding to cover fees and maintenance
- Recent passport photographs
- Visa application fee
* Standard non-refundable Visa Application Processing Fees are charged. Nationals of certain countries are exempt from fees. Check with your nearest Irish Diplomatic Representation for details.
For more information check out the Citizens Information and Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services Website