Students from outside of the EU may need to apply for a study visa. Please check if you require a visa.

Before you apply for your visa, please fill in our online booking form. We will then send you a confirmation of your course and an invoice for your payment. As soon as we have received the payment we will provide you with a letter of acceptance which you will need for your visa application. You will also need to have private medical insurance in place which can be taken out through the Slaney Language Centre:

How do I apply if there is no Irish Embassy/consulate in my country?

Send your visa application to your nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate or Contact the Department of Foreign Affairs:

Department of Foreign Affairs
Visa Section
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
Phone: 00353-1-66310000 (Mondays to Fridays from 14.30 to 16.00)
Fax: 00353-1-6331052/1053

Once you are in Ireland you will have to contact the local immigration office and show that you have enough funds (minimum of €3000 for an eight months stay). Students have the following options to show proof of funds:

  • A statement in respect of an Irish bank account showing sufficient funds, where the student can open an Irish bank account.
  • A current foreign bank statement not less than one month old, together with a past statement, for an account in the student’s name (as in his or her passport) accompanied by a debit card in the same name and same bank account.
  • Documentary evidence that money is held in trust for a student by a financial service body regulated in Ireland by the Central Bank of Ireland.
  • A pre-paid credit or debit card(s) with a verification of the amount(s) in credit.

Please read our terms and conditions
for our policies regarding
Visa Refusals
Absenteeism and expulsion
Sick leave
Holidays and breaks
Complaints and Grievances