We provide a wide range of services to international (non-EU) students from initial admissions throughout your undergraduate or postgraduate programme. We can help with queries you may have while studying in Ireland. This includes providing information and advice on immigration issues, accommodation and working part-time. Come to the International Office in E0030 to talk to a member of staff.
We are happy to provide you with letters for the GNIB, PPS, bank or re-entry visa. Please use the Online Letter Request Form.
Due to demand you should allow 48 hours to process letter requests. Letters may be collected daily from the International Office after 16h00. IED office opening hours are 09:30-12.30 and 14.30-16:30, Monday - Friday.
Note: if you are an undergraduate student renewing your visa, you must have already paid a minimum of 50% of your tuition fees for this academic year before requesting a letter.
Current students and those on the Third Level Graduate scheme can avail of medical insurance at a reduced rate offered by O'Driscoll O'Neill.
Third Level Graduate Scheme
Students who graduate from level 8 (undergraduate degree) programmes are entitled to a 1 year graduate scheme
Students who graduate from level 9 (postgraduate degree) programmes are entitled to a 2 year graduate scheme.
The scheme begins from the date that your final exams results are made available, not the date of your actual graduation ceremony. You can find out more information on this scheme at the link below:
What do you need to register for the Third Level Graduate Scheme (Stamp 1G)
- Letter from the International Office. These should be requested here
- Medical Insurance: www.odon.ie/ul
- Transcripts which show the award you have received e.g. First Class Honours, Second Class Honours etc. Transcripts are provided by Student Academic Administration. More information on how to request them here
- Current GNIB card
- Payment for the visa €300
Note that those on the two year scheme must renew after one year . This will be renewed for a further period of twelve months (subject to the overall eight year limit) where the graduate satisfies the immigration authorities that he or she has taken appropriate steps to access suitable graduate level employment (e.g. attendance at job interviews, signing up with graduate employment agencies, etc.).
We organise a number of social events during the year. Details are posted on our Facebook site throughout the year.