Costs & Funding Options for US Students Studying a Postgraduate Degree
After all that research online and talking to your lecturers, friends and family, you have decided Dublin, Ireland is your destination of choice to continue your postgraduate studies in international business.
However, before you take that plunge, it is really important to know what your options are for funding your program and how much it actually costs to live in Dublin for a year.
Irish Scholarship Opportunities
The Government of Ireland International Scholarship scheme
The Government of Ireland International Scholarship scheme is operated and co-funded by the Irish Government and the higher education institutions (HEIs) and includes a full tuition fee waiver and a stipend of €7,500 to cover living expenses for one year.
This prestigious scholarship scheme is intended to support suitably qualified candidates intending to pursue full-time Masters in any discipline in an Irish higher education institute.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.
Dublin City University has waived tuition for Fulbright grantees enrolled on a taught Master’s Program within three of its faculty – one being the business faculty. Fulbright scholars will also receive a stipend of up to €15,000 covering travel, subsistence and accommodation costs.
Dublin is quite an expensive city to live in. Your biggest spend will be on the type of accommodation you would like to live in. As a postgraduate student, it is highly recommended that you have your own bedroom if sharing a house, apartment or staying on campus. The year will fly and you will need your own space to ensure you get through a very intense year. Make sure to research your options well in advance before of coming to Ireland.
The other major costs of living are food and personal expenses (such as clothes, social life, travel). One-off costs to consider are the following:
Post/baggage to/from Ireland
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