Full-Time Undergraduate Fees

Course fees for full-time undergraduate students consist of a Student Contribution Charge and Tuition Fees. For fee purposes full-time undergraduate students are classified as one of the following:

  • Free Fees Scheme: Student is liable for the Student Contribution charge only.
  • EU Fees: Student is liable for the Student Contribution charge, and the EU Tuition Fees.
  • Non EU Fees: Any student who does not meet the conditions of Free Fees or EU Fees will be liable for Non-EU Fees, regardless of nationality or citizenship.

Please click here to determine which fee category you fall into.  For further information please click here.

Student Contribution Charge

The Student Contribution Charge is €3,000.  The Student Contribution Charge is an annual charge which is set by the Government for all full-time third level students.  Students can apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant which, if approved, may cover 100% of the Student Contribution Charge. For information on all available funding please click here.

EU Tuition Fees

Many undergraduate students attending publicly funded third-level courses do not have to pay tuition fees. Under the terms of the Free Fees Initiative, the Government will pay these fees to the colleges instead.  Students undertaking a second undergraduate course, non-EU students, students studying by ACCS mode and students taking a year of a course for a second time (i.e. repeating a year/ level) may be liable for tuition fees.

Level Annual EU Tuition Fee
Higher Certificate (Level 6) €250
Ordinary Degree (Level 7) €250
Honours Degree (Level 8) – other than Nursing and Engineering €819
Honours Degree (Level 8) – Engineering €1,450
Honours Degree (Level 8) - Nursing €4,106


Non-EU Tuition Fees

The current annual tuition fee for full-time Non-EU Undergraduate Students is €10,500 for all levels of study.

Undergraduate Students from Northern Ireland & Great Britain

Students from Northern Ireland or Great Britain do not have to pay tuition fees to study in the Republic of Ireland. They pay the €3000 student contribution fee. A Student Contribution Loan can be secured to cover this cost in the UK through the Student Loans Company.