International Applicants

International Students – How to Apply

The Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences welcomes applications from International Students. Further information in relation to specific Application Processes and requirements as well as Course fees relevant to individual cases can be accessed by:

  • Emailing and our Admissions Officer Caroline Finn will be available to answer your questions.
  • Call +353 61 216288 if you wish to speak directly to a member of the Admissions team.

Applicants will be required to submit the following

Undergraduate Applicants

  • A completed Online Application Form
  • A copy of the picture page of your passport
  • Official translation of high school transcripts
  • Evidence of English language proficiency, a C in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent (e.g. IELTS/TOEFL, Duolingo)

Postgraduate Applicants

  • A completed Online Application Form
  • A copy of the picture page of your passport
  • An official copy of the student’s transcripts
  • Evidence of English language proficiency B2+ in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent (e.g. IELTS/TOEFL, Duolingo)

International Students

A Guide to immigration terms and phrases


Students requiring a visa to study in Ireland

Applying for full-time study in Ireland as a Non-EU citizen is straightforward. Prior to applying to ICHAS please make sure that you are in a position to fulfill the Irish Student Visa requirements before making your application to ICHAS College.

For full information on visa requirements for study in Ireland, check out the Irish Immigration Website . Evidence of Financial Requirements for international students, please check out their student finances page

To begin a visa application please click here

Where do I apply for an Irish study visa? 

For students who do need a visa to enter Ireland, it is recommended that you contact the Irish Embassy or Consulate in your country for full visa information.

The list of all Irish Embassies and Consulates can be seen here.

You can apply for a study visa if you are planning to come to Ireland to undertake a course of study for more than 3 months.

Please see below the Policy on Non- EEA Nationals Studying in Ireland

Visa Application

For a successful visa application, the following documents should be submitted. (Please note, other supporting documents may be required, and students should contact their local Irish Embassy or Consulate to obtain information on the documentation required.)

  • Visa application form
  • Student visa declaration form
  • Education documents from high school and university where applicable
  • English proficiency certificate such as CEFR, IELTS or TOEFL
  • Evidence of finances – you should be able to demonstrate that you (or your sponsor) have sufficient funds to support your living expenses while in Ireland and be able to meet the cost of the programme. The Immigration office recommends student to have access to €7000 per year for living expenses
  • Proof of Medical Insurance – Students are required to arrange their own insurance cover.
  • Proof of enrolment on the stated course.
  • Evidence of previous immigration and travel history.
  • Evidence of previous work experience.

Fees Information for Non EEA Students. Further information is available at

Medical Insurance Requirement:

All international applicants requiring Visas for study purposes in Ireland are required to have private medical insurance, either personally or through a group scheme at the time of registration.

Register with immigration services:

If you are from a country outside the European Union or Switzerland and come to Ireland to work, study, live or join family for more than 90 days, you must register your immigration permission with your local immigration office. please see video links below on how to register with immigration:

Registering with immigration (outside of Dublin)

Registering with immigration ( Living in Dublin)

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