Ireland Scholarship: Application Guide

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Universities & Providers

Universities and colleges that are dedicating additional scholarships to ensure diversity among students are indicated above. The diversity scholarships aim to encourage students with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives to study abroad.
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Cork Institute of Technology logo

Cork Institute of
Technology
Scholarship Badge

Cork (39 total reviews)
View 1 Available Program
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester (Diversity)
  • 1 Full-Year Master's Program
Dublin City University logo

Dublin City University

Dublin (30 total reviews)
View 5 Available Programs
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester
  • 1 Full-Year Master's Program
Griffith College logo

Griffith College

Multiple cities (39 total reviews)
View 3 Available Programs
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester
  • 1 Full-Year Master's Program
National University of Ireland, Galway logo

National University of Ireland, Galway

Galway (28 total reviews)
View 7 Available Programs
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester
Mary Immaculate College logo

Mary Immaculate College

Limerick (7 total reviews)
View 1 Available Program
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester
  • 1 Full-Year Master's Program
Maynooth University logo

Maynooth University

Maynooth (15 total reviews)
View 7 Available Programs
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland logo

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Scholarship Badge

Dublin (39 total reviews)
View 1 Available Program
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester - Pharmacy
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester - Pharmacy (Diversity)
  • 1 Semester PhD Program
  • 1 Semester PhD Program (Diversity)
Trinity College of Dublin logo

Trinity College of Dublin

Dublin (46 total reviews)
View 8 Available Programs
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester
  • 1 Full-Year Master's Program
University College of Cork logo

University College of
Cork
Scholarship Badge

Cork (51 total reviews)
View 5 Available Programs
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester (Diversity)
  • 1 Full-Year Master's Program - Law
  • 1 Full-Year Master's Programs - Arts/Humanities
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University College of Dublin

Dublin (24 total reviews)
View 6 Available Programs
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester
  • 1 Full-Year Master's Program (excluding Smurfit School of Business, joint masters programs, clinical programs, online programs and MSc in Digital Investigation & Forensic Computing)
University of Limerick logo

University of Limerick

Limerick (39 total reviews)
View 6 Available Programs
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester
  • 1 Full-Year Master's Program
Waterford Institute of Technology logo

Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford (7 total reviews)
View 1 Available Program
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester - Fall 2017
  • 1 Undergraduate Semester - Spring 2018

What are Program Providers?

Third-party providers are companies that assist you through the entire process of studying abroad — from pre-departure to returning home. You'll have a company point of contact who will help with things like:

  • Applying for your student visa
  • Booking your flights (a group discount may be available)
  • Arranging in-country accommodation
  • Selecting your courses
  • Introducing you to other students in your program
  • Arranging excursions or special events for international students

Learn about specific programs and pricing by clicking on the listings above.

What is Direct Enrollment?

By directly enrolling, you're essentially applying to and attending the university as any other domestic student would -- though only for a semester or year. Like college at home, there’s typically a new student orientation that’ll help you get comfortable on campus, but you’ll have to arrange housing, visas, and flights yourself. Direct enrollment is usually the lower-cost option but requires more autonomy from the student. Read more about the difference between provider programs and direct enrollment.

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What Students Are Saying

Shannon in Ireland

Shannon

IFSA Butler

“The International Program is one of the largest and diverse programs out there. The first week we had an orientation with all of the international students which was really helpful to get to know the campus, the routines in classes, meet some friends, and explore Limerick before classes started.”

Pedro in Ireland

Pedro

Dublin City University

“It was such a good experience. The school was always there to support me. I managed to met great friends there. The modules were such a good challenge for me. Not to mention how much I miss my host family and the DCU accommodations.”

Emily in Ireland

Emily

University of Limerick

“Studying abroad in Dublin with IFSA Butler was one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to explore a new country, learn more about it's culture, customs, and people, and make friendships with people from all over the world. Ireland is truly one of the best countries I've been too with a great culture, beautiful landscape, and the some of the friendliest people I've ever met.”

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