The Cost of Studying in Ireland
- Ireland a cosmopolitan city, warmly welcomes international students and the government encourages many international student scholarships.
- There are around 9 prestigious universities and 15 technical institutions which welcome around 35000 international students.
Tuition Fees expenses in Ireland
For EU/EEA students
- The undergraduate courses in Ireland are usually free of cost for citizens of Ireland/EU. However, you must apply for the funding governmental Programme and prove that you are eligible for it for this ‘fee initiatives’.
- However, a nominal amount of €150-250 is to be paid for enrollment and admission process.
For non-EU/EEA students
- Undergraduate courses cost up to €9000-45000 per year
- Post graduate and PhD courses costs up to €9000-37000 per year
- Apart from this the cost varies as per your choice of course, university and city you reside in.
Accommodation expenses in Ireland
- Students are likely to spend around 38% of their budget for accommodational expenses.
- Universities offer residence halls for accommodation which cost around €200-300. However, a very few number of students opt for this type of accommodation.
- Apart from residence halls you can opt for rented/shared apartment or choose for a home stay option.
- The main accommodational prices are:
- Living alone: €415/month
- Living with a parent or child: €470/month
- Living on campus: €375/month
- Other costs are:
- Internet: up to €100/month
- Utilities: €150/month
Food expenses in Ireland
- The food expenses in Ireland are not generally high.
- It costs around €240/month for grocery shopping alone.
- Supermarkets such as Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Dunnes or Superquinn sell products at a nominal rate.
- A dine out in small restaurant will cost you €15 per person or you can enjoy a three-course meal at an average restaurant for €55 (for two)
Transportation expenses in Ireland
- Students can avail transportation benefits if they use Student Leap Card or the Bus Éireann services to travel around the country.
- The monthly pass for students to commute in public transports costs €50-55/month
- You can also rent a bicycle for €20/day.
Other living expenses in Ireland
- You can enjoy a balanced lifestyle in Ireland.
- Living costs are low as compared to the other European countries.
- You are likely to spend around €730-850 per month in cities like Dublin and Cork, whereas living in Galway costs you around €600-700 a month
Other Essential Information
- Some other small expenses include €70/month for books and magazines and €45/month for medical insurance.
- You have the possibility to support yourself financially by achieving scholarships. Some of them are Go Overseas and Education in Ireland and Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)
- Various other prices and scholarships for graduates are offered by distinct international organizations