International Students

Dublin is the most exciting city in Europe and Independent College Dublin is at its heart

If you’re looking to study for a great degree in law or business, and to have a great time while you do it, then you’ve got to come to Independent College Dublin.

Dublin is alive with young people, great times, good food, glorious architecture, amazing arts, sport and culture. And because Independent College Dublin is located right in the middle of Dublin, this entire, wonderful city is its campus.

It has an incredible literary and academic reputation and is a thriving, effervescent capital with thousands of traditional and contemporary pubs, restaurants, clubs, museums, galleries, sports stadia, theatres, music venues and nightclubs.

We will take great care of you – helping you with visas, accommodation, course choices and everything else that you need. We’ll give you the best one-on-one tuition and a degree recognised worldwide as a great start to your career. And we’ll make sure you have the time of your life here in Dublin City.

The city is alive with young people and students, culture, music, history, art, sport, business, innovation and academic excellence. It’s an incredible place in which to study and live.

And in the heart of it all is Independent College Dublin.

Who Needs a Student Visa?

All students holding a Non-EU passport are required to have a valid student visa to study in Ireland. There are two categories:

  • Students who need a visa before they travel to Ireland
  • Students who can enter Ireland without a visa and who can apply for their student visa after they arrive in Ireland.

A list of nationalities who do not require a student visa to enter Ireland can be seen here.

Where to Apply for your Student Visa

Students who need a student visa to enter Ireland should contact the Irish Embassy or Consulate in their home country for full visa information.

For a full listing of Irish Embassies and Consulates click here.

How to Apply for your Student Visa

The following is the list of key documents required for the student visa application.

Please note that other supporting documents may be required and students should contact the local Irish Embassy or Consulate to obtain information on the full documentation required, or click here for a full listing of Irish Embassies and Consulates.

  • Visa application form
  • Student visa declaration form
  • Education documents from high school and university where applicable
  • Internationally recognised English proficiency certificate e.g. IELTS
  • Evidence of finances – you should be able to demonstrate that you (or your sponsor) have sufficient funds to support your living expenses while in Ireland and be able to meet the cost of your programme of study. The INIS (Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service) recommends students to have access to at least  €7000 per year for living expenses
  • Proof of Medical Insurance – Travel Insurance will not be accepted
  • Proof of course fee payment
  • Proof of enrollment on the stated course
  • Evidence of previous immigration and travel history, if any
  • Evidence of previous work experience, if any
  • CV to detail student’s academic/professional history to date

Please also note that your passport should be valid for a period of 12 months after the estimated completion date of your course.

All fees are listed on the information page for the respective programmes.


Please note that tuition fees quoted represent tuition fees for Year 1 of the programme only.

  • A registration fee of €250 is also applicable each academic year to all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes who enter into a payment plan

Methods of Payment

Students can pay their fees using any of the methods mentioned below:

  • Pay On-line – you may pay online by credit or debit card .
  • Pay by Bank Giro form – you may pay using a bank giro form at any Ulster Bank or Allied Irish Bank.  You may collect a bank giro form from the Administration office.
  • Pay by Bank Draft/Cheque/Postal Order – you may pay by bank draft/cheque/postal order and each of the above should be made payable to Independent College Dublin.  You can visit the administration office at Independent College Dublin during office hours if you wish to pay in person by this method or you may forward any of the above to the following:
  • If you are making payment by this method, please state your name and Independent College Dublin student number on the reverse side of the bank draft/cheque/postal order.
  • Pay by Bank Transfer – students may pay by bank transfer into the College account for which the College bank details are:

Bank Name:   Bank of Ireland

Account Name:  Amika Limited T/A Independent Colleges Limited

Account No: 80549983

Sort Code: 900017

Swift/BIC Code: BOFIIE2D

IBAN No: IE26 BOFI 9000 1780 5499 83

If you are using this method of payment, please remember to quote your name and Independent College Dublin student number on all payment transfers to the college.

  • Pay by Direct Debit – you may pay by Direct Debit.  If you wish to request to pay your tuition fees by our Direct Debit scheme, please contact the Administration office.

Financial Support

Students may avail of some (but not all) government maintenance assistance such as the Back to Education Allowance, details of which can be found on the Revenue Office Website

Tax Relief

Most courses of two or more years’ duration have been approved for tax relief.  For further information please refer to the Revenue Office Website

Student Fees Office Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm

Alternatively, we can be contacted by email or by telephone, for which our contact details are:

Ph: +353 1  6355800


Fees are strictly non-refundable once programmes commence and students are liable for the full annual course fee from the time of registration. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that course fees are paid on a timely basis. Students availing of the direct debit option must ensure to meet the agreed payments. Delays in payment will affect registration status and the provision of student services.

In order to apply for your desired programme, please complete an International Application Form and return it, with the appropriate supporting documentation, to:


Or Post to: Independent College Dublin

60 – 63 Dawson Street

Dublin 2

Required Supporting Documentation

  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate or passport.
  • Original or certified copy of residence permit* (*only if you are resident in an EU state).
  • Original or certified copy of school leaving examination certificate OR high school transcripts- including forecast results if final results are not available.
  • Original or certified copy of full academic transcript(s) of any third level studies and the proof of the final degree.
  • Original or certified copy of IELTS or TOEFL scores for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • Original or certified copy of the official translation to English.

English Language Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English may be required to sit either an IELTS or TOEFL test ( or equivalent). Students applying for a Level 8 programme at the College are required to have achieved the equivalent of the IELTS 6.0 and Level 9 applicants should have the equivalent of an IELTS 6.5.