Our Study Abroad Programme is only available to students who are outside of the European Economic Area. If your home country is outside of the EEA, you have to apply for a visa while here. Getting a visa to Ireland shouldn't be difficult as it is an easy country to gain access to.
For students whose home country is inside of the European Economic Area EEA, you do not need a visa to come to Ireland.
Before you arrive
- To get your visa successfully, you will need to book and pay for the full course before departure for Ireland.
- Students must have a minimum of 4 weeks accommodation organised in advance.
- Students must have medical insurance organised in advance. You can book your medical insurance with us.
- When you arrive at the airport, Immigration usually stamp your passport with a visa for one month. Immigration stamp the student’s passport for 90 days authorisation to process their visa. The stamp is not a visa in itself.
After arrival in Ireland, you need to
- Open a bank account and deposit €3,000 in that bank account (we help you with the procedures)
- Get letters from the bank, the school and proof of medical insurance Documents needed to process your visa: Statement from bank, letter of proof of your Irish address (either host family or landlord), proof of medical insurance, your passport, letter from school for the Visa officer, a credit/debit card.
- Go to Immigration (GNIB) with your passport and all the necessary documents (we help you with the procedures.
- The visa / GNIB card costs €300. This can only be paid by credit card, cash is not accepted.
For more information on visas, please head over to this website. Alternatively, you can check with your home country's embassy for more information.