Visa Process and Legal Requirements:
Getting a visa to study in any country can be a complicated exercise. However, despite the impression that our immigration service may give you, Ireland and UK is a very welcoming place for English Language students so please don’t give up if it seems very complex at first. In this section, we will tell if you need a visa, what type you need and how to get one. If you have any questions or need any more information then please contact us and we’ll do our best to help.
Students from European Union Countries
EU students do not need any special visa to study in Ireland. Students from countries which do not need a visa to enter Ireland can study on a course of up to 90 days without getting a student visa.
NON-EU students who wish to study in Ireland for longer than 90 days will need to get a student visa to cover the duration of their stay in Ireland. In many cases, you can get your student visa after you arrive in Ireland. You will need to have an enrolment letter when you enter the country and state your intention to study when you arrive.
Students who wish to apply for this visa must have Unconditional Letter of Acceptance for Studies (Enrolment Letter) from Student Campus. To get this letter students must meet our entry requirements and other conditions stated in the Conditional Letter of Acceptance for Studies.
Visa requirements once you in Ireland
You should maintain a minimum attendance of 85% at all times, in line with both STUDENT CAMPUS and GNIB's regulations. Where a student has 25% or more uncertified absence in the first six weeks of their programme, this must be communicated to the GNIB and INIS. Where a student cannot make up attendance to a minimum of 85% before the programme ends the student must be informed that they do not meet the attendance requirements and this fact will be communicated to the GNIB and INIS. There is no mechanism permitted whereby students can make up an uncertified absence(s) through additional classes, either during or at the end of the programme.
- You will study for the full period of your course.
- All English Language students complete one External English Language Exam.
- To have signed the examinations & student charters before starting the course and paying the appropriate fee.
- To arrive to class on time and not leave early.