Visa Information

Visa Information

Useful Information

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Depending on your nationality you may be required to apply for a visa to study in Ireland. For full and complete information on visa requirements please follow this link: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Irish%20Visa%20Information

It is the enrolling students responsibility to inform us when they have submitted their visa application. A visa reference number and date of submission of visa application is required. A full list of the required documents for visa application can be seen www.inis.gov.ie. Should your visa application be refused a refund (Less a €300 administration fee) will be returned to you. Please note that we reserve the right not to refund fees where false, fraudulent or fake documents have been submitted as part of a visa application. Should your visa application be successful you are required to send confirmation to us directly with a copy of the stamp on your passport.

Please allow sufficient time to process the visa application as this can take anything from 4-16 weeks to process.

You will also need to advise us when you hope to travel before the start of the course so that we can provide additional details to you such as; accommodation, timetables, registration and induction schedule and possible part-time job opportunities available (if required).

Medical Insurance Requirement:

All Visa requiring international students are required to have private medical insurance, either personally or through a group scheme at time of registration. To support you meeting this requirement IBAT College’s tuition fees for visa requiring international students includes payment an approved insurance policy, which the College purchases for you upon receipt of full tuition fee payment.

Learner Protection Policy (English Language programmes)

IBAT College Dublin is a member of Marketing English in lreland (MEl), www.mei.ie.
Marketing English in lreland (MEl) member schools espouse Learner Protection, thereby being able to guarantee to students that they will be able to complete all language courses for which they are enrolled.
This policy is set out as a condition of membership within the MEI Bye-Laws
Section 2.3 (E)
"ln the interests of Learner Protection MEI members must agree that, in the event of an MEI school going unexpectedly out of business, they will accept students whose course of tuition in the closed school has not yet expired. The allocation of such students to member schools will be managed by the MEI office."

Protection for Enrolled Learners

Learner Protection for this programme is provided by O'Driscoll O'Neill and underwritten by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited. The learner protection insurance policy is governed by section 65(4)(b) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. For further information please refer to 1.1.7 at this link

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Do I need a visa?
Depending on your nationality you may be required to apply for a visa to study in Ireland.

For full and complete information on visa requirements please follow this link: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Irish%20Visa%20Information
 
How much money should I bring to Ireland for long-term study?
Do I need medical insurance?
Can you meet me at the airport in Dublin?
When can I start my course?
How many students are in each class?
Do I need to pass a test in order to enter your school?
Do you have any activities I can participate in after class?
What qualifications do your teachers have?
Can I get a certificate at the end of my course?
Can I use my laptop computer in the school?
Will there be internet access or WiFi in my accommodation
When are school holidays?
Can I work in Ireland?
Can I extend my accommodation in my host family or residence?
How do I request medical insurance/details to be sent to immigration?

AFTER YOU ARRIVE

How do I contact support staff in IBAT, are there different contact numbers and emails?

ONLINE SUPPORT

  • IT support for online classes:
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  • English Language support for online classes:
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ON CAMPUS SUPPORT

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STUDENT COUNSELLING

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  • Confidential number:
    +353 1 2461 557

ACCOMMODATION

  • For students seeking reasonable accommodation:
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I am from outside the EU and staying in Ireland for more than 90 days, what do I need to do?
Where do I open the bank account and what do I need?
What documents do I need to register with INIS/GNIB (immigration)?
How do I request a letter or documents for Bank or INIS/GNIB?
What do I need to work and do I need a PPS number?
Can I change the Campus?
Can I change my level or my class and how do I request the change?
How can I change my class timetable?
Do I have to take an official English examination such as Cambridge, IELTS or TIE?
How do I request a refund for a Cambridge, IELTS, TIE exam?
Does the LearnEnglish self-study platform effect my attendance?
How can I print something at the school?
Will I be able to access class notes and other materials online?
How can I check my course end date?
I am finishing my course this week, where do I get my certificate?
I am a Non-EU student, finishing my course shortly, and I need to go to the INIS/GNIB with a course finish letter to extend my visa. What do I need to do?
How can I make a complaint about my teacher, my course, or my classmate?