Ireland - Financial Information

Tuition Fees

The following table shows the average postgraduate course fees for EU students at a higher education institution in Ireland:

Medicine & Related

From €3,800 to €21,000

(From £2,750 to £15,200)


From €5,500 to €9,000

(From £4,000 to £6,500)

Science & Technology

From €5,000 to €10,000

(From £3,600 to £7,200)

Arts & Humanities

From €4,400 to €9,600

(From £3,200 to £6,900)


From €6,000 to €30,000

(From £4,300 to £21,700)

Source:Education in Ireland

Loans, Grants & Scholarships

There are limited scholarships for taught Master’s students, although individual institutions and their academic department might have specific funding available every year. Most notably, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science in University College Cork offers Excellence Scholarships that cover EU tuition fees. NUI Galwayawards 20 Postgraduate Merit Scholarships for their Master’s students in 2015.

Major scholarships available for research Master’s students from the EU include:

  • Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (deadline usually in late January): This is an annual scholarship scheme and open to students doing research in any discipline. You can find more information here:

  • Science Foundation Ireland scholarships: A full list of scholarships awarded by the SFI is available here:

It is also worth checking if your institution offers any research studentship awards.

If you have an Irish passport, you can get “Fee grants” that cover up to the maximum fee limit (€6,270). Online application should be submitted to Student Universal Support Ireland. Details in relation to this type of financial help are available here: