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Postgraduate Fees


Postgraduate Research Fees 2017/2018


The annual fee for EU Postgraduate Research students commencing in 2017/2018 is €5,500.

  • The Fees are charged annually over 2 years for a Masters and 3 years for a PhD Full-time.
  • Students who require additional time to complete their studies will be charged €750 per annum.

Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Postgraduate Research Students who are Self-Funded* are eligible to apply for a Scholarship through the Registrar’s office.

  • The value of the Scholarship is €1,000 per annum for the first 2 years (Masters) /3 years (PhD) only.
  • * Self-Funded students are defined as students that are:

not availing of a full or partial fee scholarship from any source


not availing of a full or partial fee sponsorship from any source

  • The Scholarship applies to Full-time EU students only who are commencing in 2017/2018.
  • The Value of the Scholarship is for the full academic year or €500 per Semester, therefore students will be liable for the balance of €2,250 each Semester.
  • Completed application forms should be submitted to the Fees office following registration. The fees office is located on the ground floor of the administration building.

Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form




  • To Qualify for EU fees students must hold EU nationality or official refugee status and have been ordinarily resident in an EU Member State for at least three of the five years preceding their entry.


  • Where an applicant is an EU National or has official refugee status and has received ALL his/her full time post-primary education within the EU, but has not been resident for three of the five years immediately prior to university entry.


  • An applicant’s principal residence for the purpose of taxation must have been in a European Union Member State for a minimum of 3 of the 5 years prior to entry to College. Prior residence as a full-time student alone does not qualify a student for EU fee rates.
  • If an applicant is under 23 years of age on the start date of the course then the principal residence for the purpose of taxation of the parents will be examined. The applicant must also have been resident for the required period.
  • If an applicant is over 23 years of age on the start date of the course then the principal residence for the purpose of taxation of the applicant is examined.
  • A P21 form will be required in both instances.


  • An applicant must have spent 3 of the last 5 years in full time study or work in an EU member state prior to the commencement of the course.
  • Students classified for fee purposes as non-EU will not be permitted to change their fee status following admission.