International Students



International Students at Independent College Dublin.

Education in Ireland

The College welcomes applications from international students who would like to study in Ireland. We have a huge amount of experience in helping international students and every year we welcome an increasing number of students from all over the world. We have an extensive array of programmes in Business, Law, Finance, Marketing, Journalism, Tourism, Arts & Psychotherapy to choose from and we are continuously expanding our list of academic programmes to ensure we are at the cutting edge of international education.

Independent College Dublin

An International applicant is one who:

  • is not permanently resident in one of the member-states of the European Union, and
  • has not received full-time second-level education for three of the five years immediately before the date of proposed admission in a member-state of the European Union or in a combination of member-states.

About Ireland & Dublin

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland which is a small country with 4 million people located to the west of mainland Europe. Ireland is a member of the European Union (EU) which has a population of approximately 800 million people. Dublin is only 1 hour by plane from London and is the European Headquarters of software giants such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft.

Dublin is one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world. Alive with young people, culture, music, history, art, sport, business, innovation and academic excellence, it is an incredible place in which to study and live. Right next door to the school is the world-famous Trinity College, home to scholars, writers, musicians, poets, artists, and scientists since 1592 and always a source of inspiration for all of our students.

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There are more than 1 million people living in the city and they all seem to be very proud of its heritage and rich cultural tradition. Cafes, bars and restaurants are full of conversation where music and fun spill onto the streets where artists display their creations. It all adds to this lively, bubbly, interesting city. And this is where you can live and study as you prepare for your further education in university.



Before a student comes to study with us, we will help to organise their accommodation. This is a city famous for its hospitality. It’s also a university city and that brings a great many choices with our accommodation officer giving all the help a student needs.


Host family accommodation is available on a full-board basis and all of our host families are carefully vetted and selected. Generally, families live outside the city centre in houses with gardens in the suburbs of Dublin with travel times on public transport (bus, train or tram) of no more than 40-50 minutes.

Self-Catering apartments

The school offers self-catering apartments all year-round in two fantastic locations in Dublin city in a shared apartment with a single en-suite room or in a single occupancy studio apartment or twin/double apartment.

English Language Programme

Full-time Professional Programmes

Full list of: Undergraduate Programmes Commencing September 2015

Full list of: Postgraduate Programmes Commencing September 2015

International Student Refund Policy

Independent College Dublin Guarantees to Refund the Course Fee (less deductions for Administration Fee of 100 Euro) to the Student in case of Visa Refusal. The Student will be required to provide a copy of the visa refusal letter, and visa appeal refusal letter to the college before the refund can be processed.

 Click here for full Terms and Conditions.

Required Supporting Documentation

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English Language Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English may be required to sit either an IELTS or TOEFL test ( or equivalent). Students applying for a Level 8 programme at the College are required to have achieved the equivalent of the IELTS 6.0 and Level 9 applicants should have the equivalent of a IELTS 6.5.

Special Requirements

Journalism: Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio.
Psychotherapy: Applicants may be required to undergo an interview.

Internship Opportunities

For undergraduates, qualifying students have the opportunity to undertake internship placements in year three (final year) of the BA (Hons) in Business Studies programme.

Closing Dates

The normal closing date for receipt of applications is one month prior to the beginning of term. However, all international applicants should check with their local consul or embassy to confirm the visa processing deadlines that pertain to their country. Please note: late applications may be accepted if the programme is still open and there is adequate time to organise a student visa.


Application Procedures

In order to apply for your desired programme, please complete an International Application Form and return it, with the appropriate supporting documentation, to:



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