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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