Visa Application Process & Requirements
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
For a list of Student Visa Guidelines (276Kb pdf)
For the Student Visa Questionnaire (130Kb pdf) to accompany the student Visa application.
Irish Visa Application Process
If your application to DIFC is successful, we will send you a Provisional Offer Letter along with full details of fees owed. When your fees have been paid in full DIFC will issue you a Final Offer Letter. When you receive this Final Offer Letter you should apply for your study 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.
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
3. Apply through the online application form: Online Application Form
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.