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 for the academic year 2017/18 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.
||Annual EU Tuition Fee
|Higher Certificate (Level 6)
|Ordinary Degree (Level 7)
|Honours Degree (Level 8) – other than Nursing and Engineering
|Honours Degree (Level 8) – Engineering
|Honours Degree (Level 8) - Nursing
Non-EU Tuition Fees
The current annual tuition fee for full-time Non EU Undergraduate Students is €9,000 for all levels of study.
The HEA have confirmed that any eligible UK students who enrol on eligible courses for the 2018/19 academic year in a third-level institution recognised for the purposes of free fees will be able to avail of the Department’s Free Fees Scheme. All UK students availing of the free fee scheme for 2018/19 will be entitled to avail of the terms of the Scheme for the duration of their course. Please note that the arrangements for an intake of such students in subsequent years will be kept under review in the context of the Brexit negotiations.