Average tuition fees for 2014/2015 for postgraduate, E.U. students at a higher education institution in Ireland are as follows:
Course Average Fees
|Medicine & Related||From €3,800 to €21,000|
|Engineering||From €5,500 to €9,000|
|Science & Technology||From €5,000 to €10,000|
|Arts & Humanities||From €4,400 to €9,600|
|Business||From €6,000 to €30,000|
Graduate students ordinarily resident* in the EU/EEA/ Swiss Confederation** for a minimum of 3 years prior to registration may be entitled to pay fees at the standard EU rate
Graduate students who are not, or have not been, ordinarily resident* for the minimum required period in the EU/EEA/ Swiss Confederation must pay tuition fees at the non-EU (International) rate.
*Ordinarily resident means being resident in the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation for a minimum of 183 days in any one calendar year for a minimum of 3 years
**EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation click here for a list of countries
CHILDREN OF IRISH EMIGRANTS AND OTHER QUALIFYING EUROPEAN CITIZENS
From September 2014, an Irish, EU, EEA or Swiss student who has spent at least five years in primary school or second level school in Ireland can avail of EU fee rates.
If you do not qualify for EU fees you can be charged non-EU fees. Each third-level educational institution sets its own fee rates. You should contact the ones you are interested in to find out more about their fees.
Following the Minister for Education’s announcement 17 March 2014 regarding changes to how third level fees for the children of Irish emigrants will be assessed, the current position is as follows:
- The planned changes apply to new undergraduate entrants from the 2014/15 academic session onwards.
- This does not affect the rules governing entitlement to free fees for undergraduate study. The planned changes relate to students being eligible for the EU fee rate rather than the Non-EU fee for their programme.
- Documentary evidence of completion of at least five academic years of study in the EU/EEA/Switzerland (at either primary or post-primary) will be required by the University. e.g. confirmation/certification from the schools attended.