Cost of Living & Studying in Ireland


Studying in Ireland offers you excellent benefits. However, in order to study in Ireland, you must go through several steps. Choosing the right Irish university, enrolling, obtaining a visa, and finding student housing. The cost of studying and living in Ireland is an important aspect to take into account in all of this. In order to obtain your visa, you will need to prove that you have the financial resources to do so.

The cost of studying varies from one university to another and from one discipline to another. The cost of studying in a bachelor’s program ranges from €9,000 to approximately €40,000 per year. The cost of studying for a master’s degree and a doctorate in between €9,150 and about €37,000.

The cost of studying in Ireland

University education in Ireland is free for citizens of Ireland, EU/EEA countries, and Switzerland. The Higher Education Authority of Ireland covers these costs, but they must apply for funding from the government program and prove that they qualify for this free tuition initiative. This depends on the student’s country of origin, immigration status, program requirements, or place of residence.

Non-European students, on the other hand, are required to pay tuition fees and a student services fee. This fee, which is a maximum of 3,000 euros per year, covers exam registration, club support, and other services.

Universities offering low-cost study

  • University of Limerick: €6,000 to €8,000 per year.
  • Crook University College: €6,500.
  • Kroc Institute of Technology: €3,500.
  • St. Patrick’s College: €4,500

Costs of study at internationally ranked Irish universities:

  • ♦ Trinity College Dublin: €7,500.
  • ♦ University College Dublin: €6,700.
  • ♦The National University of Ireland, Galway: €6,000.
  • ♦Sergeon Royal College: €6,000 – €8,000.

The cost of studying for a Bachelor’s degree in some university programs

  • Medicine: The cost of studying medicine in Ireland ranges from €45,000 to €54,000 per year.
  • Engineering: between €9,950 and €23,500 for the year.
  • Technology and Science: between €9,750 and €22,000 for the year.
  • Arts and Humanities: between €9,750 and €20,000 for the year.
  • Economics: The cost varies between 9570 and 18,000 €.

Study costs for some master’s and doctoral programs

  • Medicine: The cost of studying medicine varies between 4,000 and 31,000 € per year.
  • Engineering: between 9,950 and 24,000 € per year.
  • Technology and Science: between €9,750 and €45,000 for the year.
  • Arts and Humanities: between €9,750 and €22,000.
  • Economics: The cost varies between €9,570 and €34,000.

Cost of living in Ireland

The cost of living in Ireland is relatively low compared to Great Britain and some other European countries. It costs between €600 and €850 per month.
◊ Dublin and Crock: The average cost of living in these two cities is between €730 and €870 per month.
◊ Galway and other similar cities: The cost of living is between €600 and €700 per month.
◊ These costs do not include housing costs.

Housing Costs in Ireland

Housing is one of the things that students need to consider, as it accounts for 38% of their total expenses.

The cost of accommodation in Ireland:

  • Private accommodation: €700 per month.
  • Shared apartment: €450 per month.
  • On-campus accommodation (university room): €360.
  • Internet subscription: €20 per month.

Costs of food

Food is one of the most important parts of our daily lives. As an international student in Ireland, you will also spend money on food. However, the average monthly cost of food is not very high, you can get by around €240 per month for groceries.

You can also find cheaper food in discount supermarkets like Aldi, Liddell, Tesco, Dunes, or Supercen.

You can also eat in a small restaurant for €15 or enjoy a three-course meal for two in a medium-sized restaurant for €50.

Transportation Costs

Students in Ireland can get discounts on transportation if they have a student card. For example, Bus Éireann services will give you a 20% discount.

Students who use public transport receive discounts of between €50 and €55.

Bicycles are a common means of transportation for students in Ireland, which means that you can, for example, rent a bicycle for €10 per day.

Additional costs

You may have other expenses during your stay in Ireland, such as

Books, research journals: count on about €70 per month.
Health insurance: The cost of health insurance in Ireland is approximately €45 per month.