It is important to consider the full cost of your course, both the tuition fee but also if materials or travel are required. You should also consider accommodation and living costs if you are not commuting to the campus. If in doubt, we will be happy to help give you guidance regarding these costs.

There are many ways to finance your course and below are some methods that current and past students have used to both fully and partially assist in funding their programme.

You may be eligible for a local authority grant. Click here for further details  Qualification is subject to means, age, academic attainment and residence.

Please click here to find information on our financial assistance for students, and our wide range of scholarships.

AIB UCD Branch have extensive experience assisting UCD Students select the best finance option for their needs. For more information phone AIB Bank UCD on 01 2694499, drop into the branch and have a chat with a student advisor or click here for more information
Allied Irish Banks, plc. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

If you pay tax under the PAYE system in Ireland you can apply to the Revenue Commissioners for tax relief on your tuition fees. Click here for further details: Revenue Commissioners

Many students have approached their current or even future workplace to ask for assistance in funding the programme which in return could lead to productivity or staff development benefits for the company. A large amount of workplaces have training funds and policies in place for their staff.

You may be eligible for a US Federal Loan from the Department of Education or you can take out a private education loan from a bank in the US. To obtain information about Federal Loans please see Canadian students can apply for a loan from the Canadian Student Loan Program. Students may also be able to take out a private loan from the Canadian Higher Education Loan Program. Application forms are available from and

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, under the aegis of its Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI) Programme, offers annual funding to selected nationals from certain developing countries for postgraduate academic programmes in Irish third level institutions. Please consult the DCI website:

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