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Pre-Departure and Arrival 2022-23

This is an exciting time as you prepare to travel to Dublin and we look forward to welcoming you.

The safety of students and staff is our key priority, so we are asking our new and returning international students to work with us to ensure we follow Irish public health guidelines to keep our campuses safe.

We hope this information is useful as you prepare to join TU Dublin.

Pre Departure Information will be published here shortly

Check back shortly for updates.

Orientation week for international students is scheduled to take place in mid September. Further details to follow.

Details for registering with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services (INIS) for September 2021 will be published here shortly.

Offer and Payment Stage 

  • I received an offer letter for a programme at TU Dublin. Now what?

First of all, congratulations on getting an offer. In order to secure your place you must follow the guidance on the offer letter to pay the fee stated. 

  • I received a conditional offer, can I pay a deposit to secure my place?

No. You cannot pay any deposit or fees when you've been given a conditional offer. 

  • Can I pay in installments?

Yes, you can pay in two installments. Your offer letter will state to pay 50% of the programme fee to secure your place. The remaining 50% is due by the 31st of January. 

Arriving in Ireland

  • Are there any restrictions in Ireland?

At present we are enjoying a restriction free life but always remind people to be mindful of their surroundings and HSE guidelines for health and safety. 

  • Do I need to provide evidence of a vaccine or a PCR test? 

No, you do not need to show any negative PCR or a certificate of recovery when landing in Ireland but please be mindful that other countries differ if you are transiting through another country when flying to Ireland. 

  • How do I get from the airport to my accommodation?

There are taxi's and buses that can bring you in to the city and to your accommodation. Dublin Airports website has a list of ways for you to plan your journey. 

How much will transport cost from the airport? 

As TU Dublin has five locations in Dublin. The journey will vary depending on the location of your accommodation. In a taxi to our locations it will be around €25 - €40. €25 being a city centre drop off and the higher amount being a Tallaght accommodation drop off. If you are sharing a taxi, this would be the better option for you as an Eircoach one way ticket to the city centre is €8 but won't leave you to your door. 

Studying at TU Dublin

  • Who should I inform if I will be late arriving to Ireland? 

Please reach out to your programme coordinator about any delays in starting your programme. the programme coordinators details are listed on each individual programme page on our website. Don't be shy, drop them an email. 

  • Is TU Dublin continuing with some online classes? 

this depends on the programme and subjects. Some programmes will still have some blended learning but for the most part, we're back on campus and loving it. 

  • What kind of supports does TU Dublin offer to international students? 

We have so many supports to offer you; counselling, health centres, students union, accommodation office, careers offices and so much more. Check out the 'For Students' tab on the homepage for more info.

  • Can someone help me find accommodation near my campus?

Yes, we have a dedicated accommodations office that assist students in finding accommodation that suits them. We work with a lot of accommodation providers around the city. Reach out to our accommodation office and let them know what you're looking for. 

  • Can someone from the university assist me with making an appointment with immigration? 

Unfortunately not. All bookings for INIS appointments are made directly with the Burgh Quay office and it is your responsibility to secure one. Please check out their website for details

  • When do I have to register with immigration?

You need to register with immigration within 90 days of entering Ireland. As they say on their website, don't worry if you cannot secure an appointment within 90 days. They won't ask you to leave the country.

  • What documents will I need to bring with me to my immigration appointment?

A full list of documents can be found on their website. INIS will also email you the list after your booking has been confirmed.

  • Can I work while studying?

Yes, you can work 20 hours a week while you are studying. When university classes are not running, for summer breaks, Christmas and Easter breaks etc. You are able to work 40 hours. 

  • Are there any part-time jobs on the campus for students? 

No, we don't employ students on our campuses. Luckily, we're in Dublin so there's plenty of options for part-time work. 

  • I haven't received any information about registration. Who do I contact?

Our registrations office will send out an 'ITR' invitation to register and if you haven't received one please email them and quote your application number.