Cost of studying in Ireland

Yocket Editorial Team

Updated on Apr 30, 2021


The primary cost associated with living as a student in Ireland will be the tuition fee that one incurs during one’s stay in the country. Apart from the tuition, the house rent is the second most significant component that increases the cost of living in Ireland. Apart from the tuition, the average international student has to spend about 500-800 Euros on rent, groceries, cellular phone bills, and associated living costs per month. These additional costs are normally covered by students employing themselves in informal work (weekly wages), for 20 hours/week during the full time course period and 40 hours/week during the vacation period. for The Depending on the course that you have opted for the following maybe your tuition fee ranges:

Medicine and related

€4,000 - €48,000


€9,250 - €24,000

Science & Technology

€9,250 - €45,000

Arts & Humanities

€9,250 - €22,000


€9,250 - €35,000


Specific costs associated with international students:

  • University applications €50
  • Visa Application (Single entry) INR 4100 or (multi entry) INR 6800.
  • Medical Insurance €100 - €150.
  • Registration with Garda (GNIB) €300.
  • Deposit for accommodation

Average living costs in Irish cities (including the accommodation costs):

  • Dublin: 1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
  • Cork: 860 - 1,400 EUR/month
  • Galway and other smaller cities: 800 - 1,100 EUR/month

Cost of routine items and services for daily living:

Depending on where you live and how you live (shared or individual), you end up spending about €7000 to €12000 annually when living in Ireland as a student. A rough estimate of daily expenses is listed as follows:

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How do I save money while studying in Ireland?

  • Sharing living spaces is a must if you wish to save a large chunk of money. Visit to find the right accommodation that fits your budget. Contact the Indian community proximal to your university via facebook to look for ads inviting roommates for shared living.
  • Cook your own food. Carry your own pressure cooker and learn simple recipes that would help you throughout your time in Ireland. Eating out regularly will drain a lot more money than you think.
  • Avoid pubs.
  • Make an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) to avail student discounts across a range of vendors.
  • If in Dublin, get a leap card for travelling on busses, you would require one for sure if you stay in a cheaper locality away from the university campus or for traveling to work.

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