We are Online  

Quick Enquiry

Ireland Visa Guidelines

visa guideline

When travelling abroad to study in Ireland, international students are required to procure a valid student visa. Let us have a look at the process of application for Ireland student visa!

Steps for Application of Ireland Study Visa-


Identify the study visa type required. There are two type of study visa in Ireland:

  • C Type:General student Visa
  • D Type:Short-term student Visa i.e. for maximum 6 months

Ireland study Visa requirements

  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the respective University.
  • Evidence of funds for course fees and monthly living expenses
  • English language Proficiency Test scores
  • Student needs to pay the health surcharge to access Ireland's National Health Service.

Apply online at Irish Naturalization Immigration Service (INIS) website, at least three months prior to the course commencement

Ireland Study Visa Application Fee -

  • General Student Visa: £ 348*
  • Short-term Student Visa:£ 97*

(* Subject to Change)


Complete the online application, receive a Summary Form which needs to be attested and submitted with the following documents:

  • Letter of Acceptance from the Irish College or University
  • Evidence of fee submission to the College
  • Proof of enough funds to support living in Ireland

*The list of documents might vary depending on each student's course and qualification

Visit your nearest SIEC branch to know more about the list of documents


Purchase the mandatory private medical cover


Provide biometrics information

Note: The Ireland study visa processing time is variable depending on certain factor, it usually take 4-8 weeks.

For more details, schedule a Free Counselling Session with the career experts at SIEC.