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Before deciding to study Ireland, you should ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover your costs of living. For students who require a visa, being able to demonstrate this will form part of your application. While you may be able to undertake part-time work during your time here, you should not have to rely on this income to meet all your expenses.

Student Living Costs in Ireland

Precisely how much you will need will vary depending on where you are studying in Ireland, on the type of accommodation you choose and, of course, on your own personal lifestyle.  But, on average, we estimate that a student will spend between €7,000 and €12,000 per year. 

One-Off Costs

As well as your course costs, there are other one-off costs (this means costs which you only have to pay once, not regularly) which you may have to pay if you are travelling to Ireland. Make a note of the ones which apply to you and estimate the total cost of these.

  • Visa application
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Post/baggage to/from Ireland
  • Registration with police
  • Television
  • Mobile phone
  • Deposit for Accommodation 

Cost

Monthly (€)

Annual (€)

Rent

€427

€3,843

Utilities

€28

€252

Food

€167

€1,503

Travel

€135

€1,215

Books  & Class materials

€70

€630

Clothes/Medical

€41

€369

Mobile

€31

€279

Social life/Misc

€75

€675

Student charge

€333

€3,000

Total

€1,307

€11,766

Source: Dublin Institute of Technology Cost of Living Guide 2017/18