The first thing we must do is check if the student needs to apply for a visa to be able to go to Ireland to study. Access the link: Pages / check-irish-visa

If the student requires a visa to enter the country, she must manage this process with the corresponding Consulate / Embassy. The Work and Study Travel team will provide you with an initial guide on the documentation that they will request.

Upon arrival in Ireland, the student must apply for the Study and Work permit (IRP “STAMP 2”):

The Dublin Immigration Office is located on Burgh Quay. The Immigration Office charges a fee of € 300 each time you register. You can only pay the € 300 registration fee by bank draft or credit / debit card.

You will need to bring the following items to the Immigration Office to register for your Irish Residence Permit (IRP):

  • A valid passport
  • A valid student ID card
  • Evidence of financial support (for example, current bank statement indicating your name or a letter of guarantee from a parent or guardian indicating the availability of sufficient funds to cover you during your period of stay in Ireland or a letter from your sponsor confirm your financial status)
  • A letter from Griffith College stating you are a registered student and stating the start date and duration of your program.
  • Evidence of fees paid or research position funded
  • Evidence of health insurance
  • Registration fee of € 300 (payment by bank transfer or credit card)

To formalize your application to a Higher Education program, you must send the institution a valid passport. Until this happens, you will have a conditional letter of offer and not a final letter of acceptance. Take into account that it is with this final letter of acceptance that you will be able to make visa arrangements (if applicable) or apply for study and work permits in the country.

You must show that you have sufficient funds to support your stay in Ireland without resorting to public funds, or dependence on informal employment.

Currently, students from visa-requiring countries must demonstrate that they have access to € 7,000 as part of their visa application. However, Ireland does not require all non-EEA students to apply for a visa before coming to study long-term in Ireland and both categories will be treated differently when presented for registration by the immigration authorities.

Check if you need an Irish visa: / INIS / Pages / check-irish-visa

Students who require a visa
Visa students who obtained a study visa to come to Ireland will no longer be required to present evidence of funding, on first registration, on the basis that funding verifications have already been performed as part of the visa application process.

Students who do not require a visa
Students who did not require a visa and who are studying in Ireland can make use of the following options as a means to prove their finances (on first registration) of a minimum level of € 3000. However, students must ensure that the selected option is available to them. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he has the right to make use of the option he selects taking into account the requirements imposed by the bank or financial institution to open and operate bank accounts in the State.


(a) A statement regarding an Irish bank account showing sufficient funds, where the student can open an Irish bank account
(b) A current foreign bank statement not less than one month old, along with a previous statement, for an account in the student’s name (such as in their passport) accompanied by a debit card with the same name and the same Bank account
(c) Documentary evidence that the money is in trust for a student by a financial services body regulated in Ireland by the Central Bank of Ireland
(d) A prepaid credit or debit card (s) with a verification of the amount (s) in credit

Searching for a job in Ireland through the Internet is the most used method and above all, the most comfortable and economical for those who want to find a new job opportunity in this country.

Navigating the net, you will find numerous specialized ‘recruitment’ agencies in Ireland. In addition, there are also those known as ‘Headhunter’, who are professionals who are dedicated to looking for highly qualified personnel for many companies.

Some of the most popular job sites in Ireland are:

  • ie, especially for jobs related to new technologies
  • Sales Jobs, for jobs related to sales and sellers
  • Irish jobs
  • Recruit Ireland
  • Dublin city jobs, jobs in Dublin city
  • Employ Ireland
  • Hotel Jobs, employment website for the hospitality and tourism sector
  • My job
  • indeed

In Ireland, most companies have a good habit of replying to job applications they receive, even if the answer is negative. Therefore, if you have not received any response from the company within four weeks, it is best to call by phone to check if they have received your application.

You can get job contacts from other international students in their accommodation or class.

International students can work 20 hours per week during the semester and 40 hours per week during the holidays. You will need to obtain a Personal Public Service (PPS) number if you get a part-time job and give it to your employer.

The Irish Residence Permit (IRP) has a cost of 300 euros and must be paid by credit or debit card.

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