Study Visa Information
All students holding a Non-EU passport are required to have a valid student visa to study in Ireland.
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 Certificate
- 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) requires students to have access to €7,000 over the course of one academic year
- Proof of Medical Insurance – Travel Insurance will not be accepted
- Proof of course fee payment
- Proof of enrolment 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, accounting for any gaps in educational history
Please also note that your passport should be valid for a period of 12 months after your proposed date of arrival in Ireland.
For further detailed information on applying for Study Visa in Ireland, please visit the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website: click here