Applicants not satisfying conditions (a) or (b) are liable for non-EU fee rates.
(a) EU FEES
(i) Nationality Test
EU passport Or Original Irish Birth Certificate Or Original EU Nationality Identity Card Or Official Irish Refugee Status (requires the appropriate original letter from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform indicating that the appropriate status has been granted).
(ii) Previous Studies Test
Where an applicant has received ALL his/her full time post-primary education within the EU.
(b) EU FEES
(i) Residency Test
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 university. Prior residence as a full-time student 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.
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.
(ii) Previous Work/Studies Test
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. Students who have been classified as non-EU for undergraduate registration will retain this status for postgraduate registration also unless they have worked full-time for a period of at least three years in an EU Member State prior to the commencement of the postgraduate course.
This full time study/work requirement will be deemed satisfied in the case of an applicant for whom a spouse is claiming a tax benefit, which must be confirmed, by a P21 form or evidence of social welfare benefits.
Tuition Fees/Accommodation Fees/Medical Insurance On-Line Payments
The International Education Division is delighted to be able to offer students from outside the EU the option of paying their tuition fees for full time programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate), accommodation expenses and medical insurance on line. With no international bank transfer fees and a better exchange rate guaranteed it is the preferred method of payment.
Who can use this system?
All students from outside the EU who wish to pay their tuition fees, accommodation fees or medical insurance for the 2010/11 academic year.
- Your student visa will be processed much faster.
- You will save money on international bank charges.
- You can track your payment online.
How does it work?
- Student makes a local bank transfer in his/her home country. This local payment takes 1 day. The student emails International Student Payment Service (ISPS) a copy of his Electronic Funds Transfer payment.
- ISPS receive instant notification from the local bank and transfers the money into the University of Limerick bank account.