EU vs non EU – Education Ireland MY

EU vs non EU

The way in which you apply to a college in Ireland will depend on whether you are an EU or a non-EU candidate

A candidate will qualify for EU status where they meet the following criteria:

  • They are a national of an EU member state and are residing in an EU member state for three of the five years prior to the commencement of the programme.
  • They are a national of an EU member state and have received all their post-primary education within an EU member state
  • They have been in full-time employment in an EU member state for three of the last five years prior to the commencement of the first year of the course. This applies to candidates over the age of 23
  • They have been ordinarily resident in an EU member state for three of the five years prior to the commencement of the programme and their parents have been in full – time employment in an EU member state for three of the five years prior to the commencement of the programme. This applies to candidates under the age of 23

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
IRELAND

Opening Hours: 10:00 am -12:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays only

Tel:             +353 (0)1 616 7700
Fax:+353 (0)1 616 7701

Web: http://www.inis.gov.ie/

All other applications are considered to be non-EU applications.

The assessment of EU and NON-EU status is determined at the point of the application and this status cannot be changed subsequent to first year registration