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Step-by - step Ireland Student Visa Process

The Irish student Visa process also has a common general process. i.e. qualification recognition, course application, and student visa. 

Permission to study

First, you need to apply for permission to study. You must enroll on and pay for your course of study before you apply for a visa. After being accepted at an Irish university, you’ll get an acceptance letter required for visa application. 

Type of visa you need to study in Ireland

  • 'C type study visa' – for any study program/course that lasts less than three months

  • 'D type study visa' – if you applied for a course that lasts longer than three months

You can apply for a study visa up to three months before your date of arrival to Ireland.

Language requirements for my study in Ireland

Indian students must meet minimum English language requirements to be granted a student immigration permission. You will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency through an internationally recognized certificate that has been issued within two years of the expected start date of the course to be considered valid.

Accepted English exams are:



  • PTE (Pearson test)


Documents required for the student visa in Ireland

  • Two recent color passport-sized photographs

  • Passport and a full copy of any previous passports

  • A signed letter of application including your full contact details (stating the reason you want to come to Ireland)

  • Letter of Acceptance from the college/university

  • Evidence accounting for any gaps in your educational history

  • Proof of payment of the registration and tuition fees

  • Copies of all academic qualifications, exam results required for university study

  • English language proficiency certificate

  • Proof you have sufficient funds to support your stay in Ireland without recourse to public funds, or the reliance on casual employment

  • Medical Insurance

  • Commitment to leave Ireland on the expiry of your visa


Apply for a work permit in Ireland

Indian students can work:

  • part-time (up to 20 hours per week during semesters)

  • full-time (40 hours per week during scheduled holidays)

However, you have to meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau) card – a certificate of registration you receive from the Immigration office at your arrival in Ireland

  • Be enrolled in a study program that is included on the government's list of visa eligible courses


How EDP will help you?

If you’re an EDP student with Confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) from our partner university, we will assist you with the entire process. We will inform you of the latest changes and requirements you need to follow and gather to avoid rejections and hassle-free completion of the entire process. 

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Why study in


The consistent rise in overseas students coming to study in the "land of saints and scholars" over the last decade establishes the fact Ireland offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy a novel mix of high education Standards combined with an exciting cultural experience

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