The costs of studying and living in Ireland can vary quite a bit depending on a range of factors. The main components of your costs broadly split into your tuition fees and your living expenses. Let’s have a look at both.

Tuition Fees

Based on

The University

Generally, the bigger and more prestigious the university, the higher the tuition fees

Your Program

Technical and highly resource-intensive programs can be more expensive

Your Study Level

Generally, bachelor’s programs tend to be more expensive in comparison to postgraduate programs because of the longer course duration

Location of the University

The higher the cost of living in the city (and location within the city) where the university is located, the higher tuition fees tend to be

Tuition Fee Ranges

*for the 2024 academic year


€9,850 per year


€19,500 per year

Postgraduate (Master’s):

€6,000 per year


€35,800 per year

Cost of Living

Your costs of living as an international student in Ireland depend on a variety of factors. As part of your visa application, you will need to prove that you have immediate access to at least €10,000, the approximate cost of living in Ireland for one academic year. Of course, costs will vary depending on factors like the city you live in, your accommodation type, lifestyle, etc.

Costs of living depends on

The City
Location in City
Accommodation Type
Spending on Meals
Miscellaneous Expenses

(mobile plans, gym memberships, subscriptions)

Social Activities

(e.g., movies, concerts, sports events, nights out)

You can estimate your average costs of living using Study Ireland’s EduIreland’s budget breakdown.

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