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Academic Year/Study & Work Course (AC15)

Course Code



Duration Price (€)
Course Fee 2,355.00


Description Price (€)
Exam Fee (TIE) 100

Accommodation Options

Description Price (€)
Host Family (single room) €240 per week
Host Family (standard) €190 per week

Academic Year programme for non-EU students. Course consists of 20 lessons per week (15 hours) for 25 tuition weeks, not including holiday periods.

Maximum class size is 12 (October to June) and 15 (from July to September) but average class size is usually much smaller. All classes are in mixed nationality groups.

This course is recognised by the Department of Education and ACELS and entitles non-EU students to work legally on a part-time basis during the study period and full-time during the holiday period. See here for rules on full-time and part-time work.

We offer full support to students for job and accommodation searching, preparation of cv’s, opening bank accounts and registration with immigration (GNIB).

All courses are taught by fully qualified, native speaking teachers. Maximum class size is 15.

Optional for non-EU/EEA students: One year health insurance: €120 per year. You are required to have health insurance if you are registering with the immigration office (GNIB). If you are travelling with your own health insurance, make sure it meets the official requirements (PDF document on the GNIB web site).

Please note that non-EU/EEA students must be enrolled on a daytime course of study to comply with Department of Justice visa regulations.

English level requirement

Please note that this course is not suitable for complete beginners. We have other programmes that are suited to beginners.

The minimum English level requirement is elementary or CEFR A1. However if you want to work in Dublin we recommend a minimum level of intermediate or CEFR B1.

New visa regulations from 01/10/2015

From October there are new conditions you must agree to if you are booking this course. You will also be required to enter an agreement on arrival about attendance, exams and holiday breaks. These are required by INIS (the Irish immigration authorities). INIS also require us to make information available to you before you book this course.

The changes will be implemented between now and October. Some measures (like escrow payments for visa requiring nationals) are already in effect using the Pay to Study service.

Study and Work Course Conditions (opens in a new window/tab)

Special offer for renewals

If you have already registered with INIS (Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service), are resident in Dublin and have already done one year of study/work, you can pay just €1,800 for this course, plus a €30 book charge. This price is for personal callers only.


  • Monday to Thursday: 09:00 to 13:10 (including a 25 minute break)
  • Friday: free

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