It is important to consider the full cost of studying, both the tuition fee and the cost of living. For more information, please visit the UCD guide on living expenses in Dublin. There are many ways to finance your course. Below are some methods that current and past students have used to both fully and partially assist in funding their programme.

Students may be eligible for a local authority grant. Qualification is subject to means, age, academic attainment and residence.    

Please visit our scholarship webpage to find information on our wide range of financial assistance to students. 

AIB UCD branch have extensive experience assisting UCD students select the best finance option for their needs. 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 directly to the Revenue Commissioners for tax relief on your tuition fees. 


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.

US students may be eligible for a US Federal Student Aid loan from the Department of Education, or they can take out a private education loan from a bank in the US.

Canadian students can apply for a loan from the Canadian Student Loan Program, or they can take out a private loan from the International Student Loan Program. 


The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under the aegis of the Irish Aid Fellowships Programmes, offers funding to selected nationals from a number of developing countries for postgraduate academic programmes in Irish third level institutions. 


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