International Applicants

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 e-mailing and one of our admission team will contact you or you may wish to speak directly to a member of the Admissions team by ringing +353 61 216288.


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

Visa Information

If you are a Non EU Applicant you may be required to have a visa to study in Ireland.   For full information on visa requirements for study in Ireland, please follow this link:

Evidence of Financial Requirements for international students, please follow this link:

To apply to ICHAS as an undergraduate student you must submit the following

  • A completed online application form <<here<>>
  • Official translation of high school transcripts
  • English language proficiency certificates (e.g. IELTS of 6 or equivalent) if applicable
  • A copy of the picture page of your passport

To apply to ICHAS as a postgraduate student you must submit the following

  • A completed online application form <<here<>>
  • An official copy of your student transcripts
  • An official course listing document from the partner institution if applicable
  • English language proficiency certificates (e.g. IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent)
  • A copy of the picture page of your passport
  • CV/Resumé
  • Statement of purpose (One page indicating the reasons for your choice of course and why you want to study at ICHAS College)
  • 2 reference letters, one being an academic reference from a former lecturer.

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 time of registration.

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Our range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as our short courses are designed to be responsive to the needs of contemporary students.  Our study modes are flexible and innovative and designed to integrate with your lifestyle. Whether you want to study to commence a professional career in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Childcare or Business related disciplines, or if you are seeking to upgrade your skills and knowledge in order to progress in your career or make a career change, or just want learn for your own personal development; we have the course for you.



M.A. Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy – Graduate 2011

Joining ICHAS at diploma level, my aspiration was to discover what counselling was about. After the diploma and through the Level 8 and Level 9 programmes, it became more about discovering who I was and then becoming a reflective counsellor. Understanding my self was most important if I was to help others with their journey. An additional benefit from this course was meeting so many different people from different backgrounds and with different views which taught me more about working with people, as a client or otherwise.

The college, course, staff and peers enabled this journey for me, where I have become a more holistic person. Now that I have ended up with a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy through the various challenges along the way is a great achievement for me.


Sinead MCGuinness
(Graduate of the MA in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; BA (Hons) in Counselling and PsychotherapyBA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies)

I began my voyage with ICHAS in Studying for the BA degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy studies was the beginning of my voyage with ICHAS. I never imaged what an amazing voyage this would be and all the amazing people I would meet along my way.  I am still on my voyage and still meeting amazing people and still learning every day. My studies with ICHAS went further than I could ever have believed with finding myself growing both on a personal and professional level. The college at all times (more…)


Patrick Fitzgerald
(BA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies)

I came into ICHAS knowing that I wanted to help and work with people. Currently in my third year and all I can say is that I am amazed by how much I have grown both as a person and as a student. I was out of education for two years before starting and had fears and reservations about my ability as an academic and still not fully sure what I wanted to do with my life. The environment here compared to University’s or Institutes is not focused on just delivering the content and getting you through your degree or masters. Here they are looking at the individual behind the books and making sure that each student receives the same quality engagement that I have not seen anywhere else. ICHAS has allowed me over the last three years to see my true potential and ability through the stimulating learning environment here. I recommend this college to anyone looking into the areas of Counselling and Psychotherapy due to the high level of engagement with peers and lecturers.

Phone: 061 216 288
Walton House, Lonsdale Rd., National Technology Park,
Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland