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Fees & funding

The table below outlines the tuition fees and associated supplements for the Dublin International Study Centre pathway programmes.

International Study Centre courseSubject routeTuition fees 2022/23
International Foundation YearBusiness, Economics and Finance€18,750

Engineering and Sciences€19,750

Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities€18,750
English Language Preparation-€3,800
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There are scholarships available at Dublin International Study Centre.

Additional fees

Additional fees and costs

AccommodationVisit the Accommodation page
Airport pick-up (one-way transfer)*

Dublin (DUB)
StudyCare insurance (12 month cover)
There is no cost to you for StudyCare Insurance Plus
Learner Protection Insurance
Mandatory cover in accordance with the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 
€550 (including €30 administrative fee).
This is added to your offer letter automatically and paid to Arachas on your behalf. 

Please note: Tuition fees listed do not include the cost of textbooks.

*Prices subject to change 

Confirmation payment

If the application is accepted, a written offer of a place will be made. To accept this offer a confirmation payment is required comprising a non-refundable administration fee of €260 and €1,000 security/disbursements deposit are payable. You will also need to pay in advance tuition fees as set out in the offer letter before you apply for your student visa. Non-payment by the fee deadline may put your place at risk. Once the visa been issued, and before arrival at the Centre,  you will be required to pay the balance of the tuition fees along with the accommodation fees (if applicable) as set out on your individualised payment plan on your offer letter.

You can secure your place by sending us your acceptance form and confirmation of payment.

We hold the security deposit to cover any damages and other incidental expenses. We will return the balance left at the end of your course.

Tuition fees

After arriving at the centre the balance of your tuition fees can be paid 28 days before the start date of the second academic term, or in full in advance.

For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.

The International Study Centre cannot accept cash sums of more than €550. Fees must be paid by bank transfer. We cannot accept credit cards.

Making a payment

Please visit our How to Pay page to find out how to make a payment. For full information about fees and refunds, read our Terms and Conditions


We strongly recommend that all international students have the protection of appropriate accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in Ireland. The consequences of being uninsured can be extremely difficult and expensive.

Students may either take out our own StudyCare insurance policy or alternative cover with a third party. The StudyCare insurance policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. Please let your admissions advisor know if you wish to purchase our StudyCare insurance. The insurance covers you until the end of your course.

Learn more about StudyCare insurance.

In addition to personal insurance, all students enrolled on a programme of study at Dublin International Study Centre require Learner Protection Insurance. The cost of this insurance is based on a proportion of tuition fees and paid at the same time as confirming a place to study. Prior to the course start date, students will receive a certificate of insurance from the insurance provider, Arachas, confirming that they are insured.

Learn more about Learner Protection Insurance

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