Reasons for Rejection of Ireland Student Visa

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Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Mar 24, 2022 11:08 IST

Ireland Student Visa rejection reasons – Ireland is one of the most sought after study abroad destinations among Indian students wanting to pursue higher education abroad. Candidates looking to apply to the top universities in Ireland are required to apply before registration deadlines to avoid any last-minute hassle. Candidates who feel that high tuition fees and expensive living costs make studying in Ireland difficult can apply for education loans from various financial institutions. Candidates can also apply for the various scholarships available on the official websites of universities and colleges. However, for students to visit Ireland for the purpose of studying, they are required to have with them an Ireland student visa.

Candidates who have secured admission into a college can apply for the Ireland Students Visa. There is a lot of documentation that is required during this stage. Candidates are required to have supporting documents such as a Statement of Purpose, Letter of Recommendationadmission Essay and Student CV. Candidates who are confused about making the right choices can get in touch with our Shiksha study abroad counsellors for the best solution. A lot of times students apply for their study visas, however the same is rejected for reasons that are later explained to them. However, this often tends to break the confidence of the candidate. The candidate should not fret. They should always remember that a student visa rejected is not similar to a visa being denied. A lot of times due to insufficient documentation or formalities, the visa of the candidate may be temporarily declined and candidates need to apply again.

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Top Reasons for Rejection of Ireland Study Visa

Here we are going to talk about some common mistakes that candidates make while applying for their study abroad student visa, and how to best avoid them. This way, the visa would never be rejected in the first place.

Insufficient Financial Proof

A lot of times, the student visa for candidates travelling to Ireland is rejected due to financial reasons. Authorities get the impression that the candidate would not be able to financially sustain himself during the entire tenure of his stay and on this ground reject his visa. Hence, it is very important for the candidate to prove to the officials about the availability of funds in their account that would sustain them for their entire stint in the country. Candidates must be able to show that they will not rely on support from public funds or public resources for the duration of their stay

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Submitting Incomplete Documents 

Applying for a student visa is a tedious process and requires a lot of preparation. Candidates are required to get their documents in place on the day of the Ireland student visa interview. Candidates can take a look at the official website for the list of documents required in the process of successfully acquiring a student visa. Students should carry the documents in order and not forget anything. Providing insufficient documents is another major reason for a lot of visas being rejected.

Inconsistent Study Profile

The universities and colleges in Ireland have specific academic requirements that students are required to meet to be eligible for admission. Hence, it is important for candidates to check the university eligibility guidelines before applying for a student visa. It is fairly important to receive the letter of acceptance or else applying for a student visa is next to impossible. A lot of times candidates are also required to appear for exams such as TOEFL and IELTS to prove their proficiency in the English language. Candidates are also recommended to choose a study programme that is related to their educational background or work experience. Any major jump could be seen as a deterrent to receiving his student visa.

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Earlier Visa Refusal

If your previous visa application was refused and your situation has not changed since or the candidate has failed to provide information as to why their Study Visa application should be accepted as a good ground for a visa refusal.

A student visa is a document that legally allows students to pursue an education in a particular country for a limited period. In this case, the learning process stretches and candidates can extend their student visa. However, upon the completion of the course, they are required to return back to their country. It is important that candidates project the impression that they will return to their country and not settle down illegally upon the completion of their course. Students should be confident during their interview and answer all questions posed to them truthfully and to the best of their understanding, in order to acquire that student visa.

If your Visa application has been rejected once, you might want to refer: What to do if your student visa gets rejected? Need more tips related to Visa Applications? Check out Interview tips for student visas.

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Rahul Singha
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Hi, for the proof of funds, do we need to show ITR and bank statements of both mother and father, even if only the father is the sponsor?

Reply to Vini Saxena

I got refused 7years ago,,Applied for 6months english language course at Delfin English school. Now apply at uk but they wanted to show refusal letter unfortunately i lost my mail even nokia mail is out of service also mailed Ireland embassy but they didn’t reply me.
Right now what should i do?

Reply to Md saeid Ahamed


Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert


Hello Saeid. Would request you kindly get in touch with the UK Embassy.


Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert


Hello Saeid. Thank you for writing in. I will check with the concerned Shiksha study counsellor and get back to you on this.

Hey Rahul, the Ireland govt says to show 7000 euros per year for the student visa, but is it advisable to show more, and if yes, then how much?

Reply to Pranav Jayaprakash


Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert


Hello Pranav. 7000 euro is for outside Dublin. Ideally, a student needs to show 10000 euros for Dublin and Cork campuses. Know more about studying in Ireland from our counsellors here:

Good day,
Nice article
I have a question: is applying for an Ireland student visa 9months to resumption date a ground to get rejected?

Reply to Kenechukwu Odega

Yes I have an admission for September 2020, but I want to apply for a visa now.


Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert


Hello Kenechukwu. you can apply for an Ireland Student Visa only on receiving an admission offer letter from an Irish college/university.

is it mandatory to provide the pan ,adhaar and finacial documents of father even if spouse if the sponsorer?

Reply to Mytraining 55

You mean if the father is not the sponsor then no need to provide his documents correct?

You are required to provide documents of sponsor.

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