Overseas Admissions and Relocations

The Institute of Education has considerable experience dealing with families who are relocating to Ireland. Our pupils come from a wide range of backgrounds and we welcome the diversity of experiences that they bring.

Non Domestic Student Application



4th Year | Three year programme | 15-16 years of age:

  • Our 4th year programme combines academic focus and extra-curricular activities.
  • Students get a head start on the academic syllabus of the final year State examination (the Leaving Certificate), which is traditionally completed in 2 years.
  • Students from abroad have an opportunity to sample subjects which they may not have studied before throughout the year.
  • The wide array of trips and activities that take place during the year ensure that students have an opportunity to make new friends and settle in to their new school.

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Admissions Process
We understand that each relocation comes with its own unique set of circumstances and we offer a flexible approach to dealing with all applications. All relocation enquiries are dealt with on a personal basis by our Admissions Officer, Mary Dorgan, ensuring the smoothest transition possible.

Students from overseas must complete the Non-Domestic Student Application Form*, which must then be sent, with a signed passport photograph and associated documentation, to the following address:

The Administrator (Applications)
The Institute of Education
82/85 Lower Leeson Street
Dublin 2

* Students from EU Member States (with the exception of Cyprus and Greece), Canada, United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & United Kingdom. Applicants from other territories must apply via our International Department.

Once an application has been received, the student and their parents will be invited to attend for interview. Overseas applicants unable to come to the school may have their interview conducted over Skype with Mary Dorgan, our Admissions Officer.

At interview, help and advice will be given about the curriculum and the timing of the academic year to help the transition into the Irish system. The students’ objectives, motivation and examination results to date will also be discussed.

Places are offered subsequent to a successful interview.

Learn more about our 5th Year, two year programme (16-17 years of age)
Learn more about our 6th Year, one year programme (18-19 years of age)

The fees for the 4th Year Programme for the academic year 2017/2018 are €5,950.

A deposit of €500 is payable to secure a student’s place. This deposit does not entitle a student to attend classes.

In the event of a student cancelling their application for any reason, before commencement of the school year, the Institute will refund the fees less €200 administration fee. If the student leaves after the commencement of the academic year the Institute will retain the deposit of €500 and a proportionate amount of the fees.

No refund of fees after 1 January 2018. Credit card payments are not accepted.

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