A. Living expenses will differ depending upon the location of the institution, the type of accommodation preferred and on the
personal expenditure of the student. On average, we estimate that a student will spend between €6,000 and €11,000 per
year depending on location and lifestyle.
2.Are there scholarships I could apply for?
A.Yes. Please see our Scholarships & Financial aid page for Ireland.
3.Can I work during or after my studies?
A. Non-EU students, who are approved to study in Ireland with higher education institutions listed on the ILEP, can avail of
casual work to help support them while in Ireland. Students are allowed to work part-time (up to 20 hours a week) or full-
time (up to 40 hours a week) during holiday periods
4. What courses are available on the ILEP?
A. In general, the ILEP is limited to English language courses and higher education programmes. Programmes included in
the ILEP for student immigration permission can be divided into 4 categories:
Higher Education Programmes leading to Major Awards
Higher Education Programmes leading to Non Major Awards
English Language Programmes
Students are advised to research the course they wish to enroll on. The ILEP does not guarantee the quality of the
institution but if the provider is listed on the ILEP in respect of courses they will have met certain criteria. As with any
consumer purchase of goods or services students should assess what is on offer, the reputation of the institution and its
facilities and be aware the lowest price may not necessarily be the best deal.
5 What time zone is Ireland?
Ireland is five hours ahead of our Eastern Standard Time for most of the year. Ireland switches to daylight savings time
before we do, so for one week in March or April, Ireland is six hours ahead of E.S.T. (Add one, two or three hours to
these figures in the Central, Rocky Mountain or Pacific time zones, respectively.)