The table below outlines the tuition fees and associated supplements for the University College Dublin International Study Centre pathway programmes.

International Study Centre course Subject route Tuition fees 2020/21
International Foundation Year Business, Economics and Social Sciences €18,250
Engineering and Sciences €19,500
English Language Preparation - per term - €3,800

Price validity

2020/21 fees are valid for any programme that commences in the 2020/21 academic cycle.

Additional fees

Additional fees and costs
Accommodation Visit the Accommodation page
Airport pick-up (one-way transfer)*

Dublin (DUB)
StudyCare insurance (12 month cover)
€9.50 per week (to cover duration of course).

Please note: Tuition fees listed do not include the cost of textbooks.

*Prices subject to change

Confirmation payment

If the application is accepted, a written offer of a place will be made. To accept this offer a confirmation payment is required comprising a non-refundable administration fee of €235 and €1,000 security/disbursements deposit are payable. You will also be required to pay €6,000 in advance tuition fees before you apply for your student visa. Non-payment by the fee deadline may put your place at risk. Once the visa been issued, and before arrival at the Centre, you will be required to pay the balance of the first two terms’ fees along with the accommodation fees (if applicable) as set out on your individualised payment plan on your offer letter. 

You can secure your place by sending us your acceptance form and confirmation of payment.

We hold the security deposit to cover any damages and other incidental expenses. We will return the balance left at the end of your course.

Tuition fees

After arriving at the Centre, fees are payable to us in advance at the start of the term before the term to which they relate (for example, the fees for term 3 will be payable at the beginning of term 2).

The International Study Centre cannot accept cash sums of more than €550. Fees must be paid by bank transfer. We cannot accept credit cards.

Making a payment

Please visit our How to Pay page to find out how to make a payment. For full information about fees and refunds, read our Terms and Conditions


We strongly recommend that all international students have the protection of appropriate accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in Ireland. The consequences of being uninsured can be extremely difficult and expensive.

Students may either take out our own StudyCare insurance policy or alternative cover with a third party. The StudyCare insurance policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. Please let your admissions advisor know if you wish to purchase our StudyCare insurance. The insurance covers you until the end of your course.

Learn more about StudyCare insurance.