Cost of Studying in Ireland: University and Course Wise Tuition Fees

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Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Mar 24, 2022 02:41 IST

If you are considering studying in Ireland as an international student, the first thing you need to understand is how much is it going to cost you. A lot depends on your budget as some colleges and locations are considered to be more expensive than others. So it is better to know beforehand what your budget limit is per year, so you don’t end up messing with your finances.

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Studying in Ireland is not as expensive as it is in the UK or other European nations. And it is because of that reason that Ireland is fast becoming a favourite study destination for Indian students. The fee structure differs a lot from course to course so be prepared to spend more if you wish to pursue MBA or medicine compared to other subjects. Read: Top Reasons to Study in Ireland

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Also before shortlisting any college or course, note how many years will it take to finish your studies. Also, remember that the cost of each course will change every year. So if an engineering degree costs you €10,000 in the first year, the same will not be true for the upcoming years. In the second or third year, the costs might increase to €11,000 or €12,000 per year.

Cost of Studying in Ireland for International Students

Let us take a look at the cost of studying in Ireland for International Students. There are three major schools of study in Ireland. These are Public Universities, Private Universities, and Institutes of Technology (IOTs). Fees would vary sending on the type of school you have enrolled into. The same is provided in the table below. 

Private/Public Universities/ IOTs Ireland Tuition Fees/Year
Public Universities €14,000 - €21000
Private College €12,000 - €14,000
IOTs €10,000 - €12,500

Tuition Fees in Ireland - By University

Here is what studying in popular universities in Ireland could cost you. 

University Undergraduate Courses Postgraduate Courses
University of Limerick €5,000 - €45,000 €6,000 - €40,000
Maynooth University €12,000 - €13,500 €6,500 - €15,000
University College Dublin €18,000 - €53,000 €5,000 - €31,000
Trinity College Dublin €10,000 - €45,000 €7,000 - €49,000
NUI Galway €12,750 - €31,000 €13,250 - €15,000
Dublin City University €10,800 - €12,600 €9,425

Tuition Fee in Ireland - By Programme

Let us take a look at what the tuition fee is in Ireland for international students by the programme. 

Study program Average fees (in Euros*)
Undergraduate program €9,850 to €25,500 annually
Postgraduate master's degree €9,500 to €34,500 annually
Doctoral degree €9,500 to €34,500 annually

Tuition Fee in Ireland - By Course

Here is a table with average costs per year according to subjects and level of education.

Subject Area

Undergraduate Fee

Post-Graduate Fee

Medicine and Health Sciences

€39,500- €55,000

€9,950 - €34,500


€9,850 - €25,500

€9,950 - €25,000

Science & Technology

€9,850 - €25,500

€9,950 - €27,000

Arts & Humanities

€9,850 - €19,500

€9,950 - €19,000


€9,850 - €19,500

€10,000 - €30,000

Note: the tabular data has been sourced from

Tuition Fees of English Language Courses in Ireland

International students can also opt for English Language courses. these would have to be undertaken from English language schools and would come at a separate cost. The same is provided below. 

Course Description Course Duration Cost of English Language Course
General English Standard 20 (lessons per week) €150 - €250 (per week)
One-to-One  Tuition   €45-  €60 (per hour)
Examination Preparation  Programmes 20 (lessons per week) €700 - €950 (4 weeks)
International Foundation Course   €6500 - €13,200

Note: the tabular data has been sourced from

If you have more queries regarding the cost of studying in Ireland, do get in touch with us in the comments below or get in touch with our counsellors here, Shiksha Study Abroad Counselors. 

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Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert

With over 8 years of experience in overseas education, Rahul Singha has been previously associated with prominent education houses. He is also responsible for keeping a sharp eye on education policies of major study... Read Full Bio


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