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Ireland Student Visa

Applying for a Ireland student visa? Here’s more information about it.

The Ireland Government provides an opportunity for all Indian students to study in the country full-time however, you’ll first have to obtain a student visa. The visa you need will depend on your age, the type of study you want to pursue, and how long you want to stay in Ireland. As an international student looking to study in Ireland, you would most commonly require a student visa type “D”, regardless of your field of study.

The Irish Government provides an opportunity to all Indian students to study in the country but as a prerequisite, you’ll have to obtain a student visa first. The visa you’d need will depend on your age and the type of study you wish to pursue in Ireland. Here’s an overview* of the types of study visas and their application requirements

Types of visa

There are 2 type of visas provided by the Ireland government depending upon the duration of study. Generally, for most Indian students the study visa type will be type D

S.No.Duration of studyVisa type
1Less than three monthsC Study visa
2More than three monthsD Study visa

Visa fee

As an applicant from outside Ireland, you will have to pay €60 as your visa fee (do check the latest fee at here).

Documents required

The documents required to apply for a type D student visa of Ireland are as below

A valid current passport

Letter of acceptance from a recognized Irish institution

Passport-sized colour photographs as per specifications

Accepted score of an English language proficiency test (like IELTS)

Proof of fee payment

Evidence of funds (€7,000/year) to provide your living expenses for the duration of your course

Medical insurance details

Academic and work experience documents

In case of an education loan, the loan sanction letter will be required.

You may also have to appear for a personal interview at the Ireland embassy or consulate.

*Please note that these are the basic requirements, speak with your ProAmica Ireland Visa expert counsellor for a detailed list of documents required for visa processing


Online application

You can apply for your student visa application online using the Irish Government’s official website. You can apply up to three months before your intended date of travel to Ireland. Remember, your application date is the date when your application fee is paid.

English language requirement

To gain your study visa for Ireland, you’ll have to provide with an evidence of proficiency in the English language. This usually means passing a secure English language test to be able to prove your communication and correspondence skills.

(IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for study, work and migration. The IELTS results are recognised by more than 10,000 organisations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in 140 countries around the world.


As part of your application, you will also be required to furnish your biometric information. As an Indian student, you’d need to provide your fingerprints to the Irish authorities.

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