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. Full details are available from our Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Further information on tuition fees is available from the Citizens Information website at www.citizensinformation.ie/categories/education/third-level-education/

Student contribution

An annual student contribution (€3000 in the academic year 2015/16) is payable by all full-time students. This amount, subject to change from year to year, includes an examination fee and is payable for each year of study. All students are required to pay the student contribution on registration. Students who receive a grant will have this contribution refunded (partially or fully 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 each year and is subject to change. Contact our Office of Academic and Student Affairs or visit www.studentfinance.ie

Grants + Scholarships

All new grants for the 2015/2016 academic year 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. 

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.

Can I avail of any grants?
You can obtain details of maintenance grant schemes and other supports at www.susi.ie; www.studentfinance.ie; www.hea.ie/en/students or the citizens’ information website www.citizensinformation.ie.

An online only grant application system was introduced in 2012. All new applications will be made online to a single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through www.susi.ie; or www.studentfinance.ie. Decisions regarding eligibility are made by your grant authority and not IADT.

Please note students undertaking part time postgraduate study are not eligible for grant support. Grant support will not cover full cost of fees.

Postgraduate Courses Tuition
DL907 – MA in Art + Research Collaboration Full time €3,500
DL902 – MA in Broadcast Production for Radio + TV Full time €6,000
DL906 – Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Cultural Event Management Full time €3,000
DL904 – MSc in Cyberpsychology Part Time per annum €4,000
DL905 – MA in Public Cultures + Society Full time €4,000
DL901 – MA in Screenwriting for Film + Television Full Time Part Time per annum €6,000 €3,000
DL908 – MSc in User Experience Design Part Time per annum €4,000
Masters by Research €4,500
Non-EU Students – All Postgraduate courses* €12,000

*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 wherein the fee is €7,500.

Professional Development Courses – Accredited Part Time
Level 6 €300
Level 7 €400
Level 8 + 9 €500
Certificate in Radio Production €750

Online Payments

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