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University Overview

At National College of Ireland we say YES to students who deserve a chance, based not on their background but on their potential.

However, as a not-for-profit charity, we’re now reaching the limit of how many students we can help and we need to expand our campus. Can you help us? This is your chance to say YES!

Fast Facts

  1. National College of Ireland was established in 1951
  2. Non-for-Profit Government Funded
  3. Specialised Relevant Courses
  4. Best Location for Employability
  5. Award Winning Career Support



€ 8,000–10,000


€ 15,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Why Study at National College of Ireland?

  • Ireland allows two years of stay-back under the third level graduate scheme. After the successful completion of the studies, a student is permitted to stay 24 months in the country to seek employment.
  • To be eligible for this, a student must possess an Bachelor, Master or PhD degree award granted by a recognized Irish awarding body (Universities/Colleges). A student, during his/her stay-back period can also work for 40 hours/week.
  • Non-EEA students with Stamp 2 permission to remain are allowed to take up casual employment. They can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and up to 40 hours a week in the holidays. Holiday periods have been standardised – June to September inclusive and from 15 December to 15 January. Students with stamp 2A permission are not allowed to work.

Type of Accommodation

On Campus Accommodation

Student Residence Accommodation:

There is a large number of student residence accommodation in Dublin. We have collected the information for you. 

Please note NCI is not affiliated with any of the listed student residences. NCI have not visited nor vetted these accommodation options. Details are for information only. Please contact accommodation providers for more information and how to make a booking. 

  • Host 
  • Aparto 
  • Uninest 
  • Fresh Student Living
  • Liv Student 
  • Swuite 
  • Mezzino Highfield House
  • Heyday Carman’s Hall
  • Buckley Hall
  • Hazelwood Student Village
  • Shanowen Hall
  • Gateway Student Village
  • IS Accommodation
  • JBs Student Campus
  • The Work Placement Programme is an integral part of several academic programmes in NCI’s School of Computing.
  • The Work Placement Programme is an important part of such programmes as the B.Sc. Business Information Systems, B.Sc. in Computing, Higher Diploma in Computing in Software Development and Higher Diploma in Web Technologies.
  • Through the work placement programme, the student learns to apply within the workplace the knowledge already gained on the course. The placement component is designed to help the student develop the practical competencies and communication skills necessary to function as a team member in the workplace. Many of the skills employers are looking for can only be learned in real-time work experience. As such, the placement component is an important element in the ongoing development of the student.

Additional Support

Student Support Services

Scholarships Available

National College of Ireland has an extensive scholarship and bursary portfolio for international students which aims to reward excellence and promote diversity among our student body.

  • Masters scholarships: Academic Merit Scholarship €2,000 – €4,000
  • Higher Diploma Scholarship: Higher Diploma in Science in Computing €4,000
  • Future Leaders Scholarship: The following scholarship is available for Masters courses starting in September only.
  • Future Leaders 50% of tuition Fees
  • Entrepreneurship Scholarship: Entrepreneurship Scholarship 50% of tuition fees
  • Undergraduate Scholarships: €2000





Scholarships for International Students

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Programmes Overview

Pre sessional English Programme

3 or 4 – year Undergraduate degrees

1-year Masters’ degrees

  • PG-taught courses
  • PG-research (2year)

How to apply

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Available Courses

Application Deadline

Please Note.

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2022 intake:

The deadline for application for most courses is 31st July, but some have different deadlines – you should check the course profile for details.


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2022 intake:

The deadline for application for most courses is 31st July, but some have different deadlines – you should check the course profile for details.

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Realise your potential at National College of Ireland. Through our state-of-the-art campus in Dublin's International Financial Services Centre, we offer a wide range of courses for postgraduate and undergraduate students. World-class education in business, computing, accountancy, human resources, marketing and more.

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