Ireland a cosmopolitan city, warmly welcomes international students and the government encourages many international student scholarships.
There are around 9 prestigious universities and 15 technical institutions which welcome around 35000 international students.
Tuition Fees expenses in Ireland
For EU/EEA students
The undergraduate courses in Ireland are usually free of cost for citizens of Ireland/EU. However, you must apply for the funding governmental Programme and prove that you are eligible for it for this ‘fee initiatives’.
However, a nominal amount of €150-250 is to be paid for enrollment and admission process.
For non-EU/EEA students
Undergraduate courses cost up to €9000-45000 per year
Post graduate and PhD courses costs up to €9000-37000 per year
Apart from this the cost varies as per your choice of course, university and city you reside in.
Accommodation expenses in Ireland
Students are likely to spend around 38% of their budget for accommodational expenses.
Universities offer residence halls for accommodation which cost around €200-300. However, a very few number of students opt for this type of accommodation.
Apart from residence halls you can opt for rented/shared apartment or choose for a home stay option.
The main accommodational prices are:
Living alone: €415/month
Living with a parent or child: €470/month
Living on campus: €375/month
Other costs are:
Internet: up to €100/month
Food expenses in Ireland
The food expenses in Ireland are not generally high.
It costs around €240/month for grocery shopping alone.
Supermarkets such as Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Dunnes or Superquinn sell products at a nominal rate.
A dine out in small restaurant will cost you €15 per person or you can enjoy a three-course meal at an average restaurant for €55 (for two)
Transportation expenses in Ireland
Students can avail transportation benefits if they use Student Leap Card or the Bus Éireann services to travel around the country.
The monthly pass for students to commute in public transports costs €50-55/month
You can also rent a bicycle for €20/day.
Other living expenses in Ireland
You can enjoy a balanced lifestyle in Ireland.
Living costs are low as compared to the other European countries.
You are likely to spend around €730-850 per month in cities like Dublin and Cork, whereas living in Galway costs you around €600-700 a month
Other Essential Information
Some other small expenses include €70/month for books and magazines and €45/month for medical insurance.
You have the possibility to support yourself financially by achieving scholarships. Some of them are Go Overseas and Education in Ireland and Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)
Various other prices and scholarships for graduates are offered by distinct international organizations