Visa Information

Visa Information


Visa Information and Medical Insurance

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:

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 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).

Proof of Finance Requirement:

International Students that require a student visa to study in Ireland must provide evidence to the Irish Visa Issuing Authority that they or their sponsor have sufficient funds (€10,000 per year) to cover their costs of living in Ireland whilst studying. This is in addition to course fees.


There are 2 ways to do this:

  1. Bank Statements - detailed statement of your and/or your sponsors' bank account(s) covering a six-month period immediately prior to your visa application. Evidence of savings or deposits held by you or your sponsor for a six-month period can also be submitted as evidence of finances. If sponsored, additional documentation is required. Visit for additional visa information.


  1. Education Bond – alternative to providing bank statements and additional documentation is to make a bond payment of €10,000, showing you have sufficient money to fund your stay during your studies. EducationBondIreland is an approved student fees payments service provider of the Department of Justice and Equality. For further information:

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),
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 is provided by Arachas Learner Protection Programme and underwritten by Aviva Insurance Ltd. The current fee is 3.5% of the tuition fee. Protection of Enrolled Learners in accordance with section 65(4)(b) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 (hereafter the 2012 Act), are covered under this agreement for the duration of the agreement.