Fees, Grants + Scholarships

Ireland has one of the highest rates of third level education attainment in Europe. Because of the national supports for education, most undergraduate students going to publically funded third level courses don’t pay fees. Under the terms of the Free Fees Initiative, the Department of Education & Skills pays fees directly to the institution.

Currently, this non-fee paying initiative applies to EU nationals (some criteria in relation to residence, nationality and immigration status and course requirements may apply) on most Ordinary Degree and Honours Degree programmes. However, non-EU nationals are liable to pay fees. Further information is available from the Citizens Information website at www.citizensinformation.ie/categories/education/third-level-education/

Student contribution

An annual student contribution is payable by all full-time undergraduate students. This amount, subject to change from year to year, includes an examination fee and is payable for each year of study. Students who receive a grant may have this contribution partially or fully covered depending on the level and type of grant received.

Tax relief on fees

Tax relief, at the standard rate of tax, may be available for tuition fees paid in respect of approved third level programmes. This only applies to programmes of a minimum duration of two years.

Rate of fees

The rate of fees is determined by the Department of Education and Skills and IADT each year and is subject to change. Please see our Fee Schedule for 2018/2019 below. 

Grants + Scholarships

All are administered by Student Universal Support Ireland. Grants are awarded based on income levels in the household. See www.susi.ie or www.studentfinance.ie for information. Decisions regarding eligibility are made by SUSI and not IADT. 

Scholarships for Mature Students can be applied for via the Uversity progamme. Further information on the programme and application process can be found here: http://u-versity.eu/

Payment of fees by students on self-funding courses

Postgraduate courses
Payment for taught postgraduate courses may be made in two instalments. First instalment of 50% must be made prior to registration. Second instalment must be paid in the January following registration.

Accredited Part Time courses
Fee must be paid in full prior to registration.

*In certain circumstances, the non-EU student fee may be adjusted, as in the case of the IOTI Ontario Colleges initiative or the Ireland Homecoming Study Course initiative. Contact us on 2394722 for more details.

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