Who needs a Visa?
Students from some countries do not need a visa to come to Ireland. Contact your local Irish Embassy or Consular Office for further information about this.
You can obtain a Visa Application form from the Irish Embassy / Consulate in your own Country or directly from:
The Department of Foreign Affairs
13/14 Burgh Quay
Fax. 00 353 9 (0) 1 6331051 / 6331053
Useful Visa links and resources
You can download a visa application form (75Kb doc)
For a list of Student Visa Requirements (72Kb pdf)
For the Student Visa Guidelines and Questionnaire (130Kb pdf) to accompany the student Visa application.
Applying for a Visa
Student wishing to apply for a study visa to attend DIFC have three choices:
1. Apply directly for an Irish study visa to your local Irish Consulate/Embassy - www.foreignaffairs.gov.ie
Please read carefully the Student Visa Requirements check list to help you to prepare your application.
2. Apply through your local DIFC Representative Office.
3. DIFC Head Office can advise you when completing your visa application. Click here to see visa requirements We can also refer to the Irish Department of Justice for complete Student visa requirement: www.inis.gov.ie
Once you have studied at DIFC for one year and have obtained an offer letter from an NCUK Partner University in the UK, you can apply for a UK Visa at the British Embassy.Read more over at UK Visas