Irish Business School welcomes students from all around the world.
All students holding a Non-EU passport are required to have a valid Student Visa to study in Ireland. If your country does not appear in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs list of Non-Visa required countries then you will require a Visa. Please lot onto the following website www.inis.gov.gov.ie to obtain all the information you need to apply for a Study in Ireland Visa.
How do you apply for a study visa?
Arriving from Non Visa or EU country
Study Visa Renewal
Arriving in Ireland
To enrol on Language and non-Degree Programme Courses you must be able to show that:-
- You have entered the State to engage in full time study
- You are enrolled on a privately funded course either on an English Language Course or Further Education Course. The Further Education course must lead to an award at Level 5 or Level 6 of the NFQ
- You have a letter of acceptance from the school, confirming you have been accepted and enrolled on a full-time course, with a minimum of 15 hours weekly daytime tuition
- You must have paid the fees to the school. Where your fees are below €6,000, the full amount of the fees must be paid in advance. Where your fees exceed €6,000 then at least this amount must be paid in advance
- Although students may engage in casual employment, you must be able to pay for your course and support yourself while living in Ireland
- From 1 April 2011 you must have access to €3,000 at first registration. This is in addition to your course fees
- All non EU/EEA students are required to have private medical insurance, either personally or through a group scheme operated by the School at time of registration. At every subsequent registration students will need proof of renewal of their private medical insurance. Travel insurance will not be accepted.
- Students from EU countries should bring a European Health Insurance Card from their country to receive the same services as Irish citizens. European students may opt to purchase private health insurance.
Dublin Airport Pick Up
Settling in Dublin
Obtaining a PPS Number
Opening a Bank Account
- Your letter from the PPS office, as proof of address
- A letter from IBS stating your student status
- €3,000 Euro
- Your passport
Applying for a One Year Student Visa
You must go to the GNIB, Garda National Immigration Bureau, Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 04:00 pm to apply You will need to bring
- A personal bank account statement showing a minimum of €3,000
- A letter from the school
- Your passport
- €150 administration fee*
Somewhere to Stay
Our Student Counsellors will help you find the accommodation right for you, see Accommodation page for details