Useful information for studying English in Dublin: Before you travel
Do I need a visa to visit Ireland?
European Union and Swiss national students do not need Visas to study in Ireland.
Students of other nationalities should contact the Irish Embassy or consulate in
their country to see if you require a visa. Be aware of the difference between a
‘C’ Study and a ‘D’ Study visa. If your course lasts for more than three months a
D-Study VISA will be required. Visa students are required by the Irish Government
to pay all fees in full before their arrival in Ireland.
When a student has paid the course fees, Kenilworth will immediately inform immigration
of their enrolment so they can apply for a VISA. Non-EU students who do not require
a study visa, in the full sense, will still need proof of enrolment at our school
to be allowed to enter Ireland as a student. In some cases immigration officers may
decide to refuse entry to Ireland even to students who have been granted a study
visa. Kenilworth refunds all payments if a VISA application is refused but do retain
an administration charge.
Travel to Ireland
Dublin is very easy to get to. There are direct flights from all major European cities
and from the USA and Middle East. It’s less than an hour from Paris, London or Amsterdam
by plane. Dublin is the base for the low fares airline Ryanair and the national airline
Aer Lingus also offers excellent low price flights. For further information on Irish
Airlines see: www.dublin-airport.comwww.aerlingus.comwww.ryanair.comwww.aerarann.ie
Direct roll-on/roll-off sea ferries operate from France to Ireland and from several
ports in Britain. To access Ireland by ferry see:
Kenilworth advises all students to take out sufficient medical and personal insurance
before they arrive in Ireland. If you are an E.U. resident you will need a European
Health Insurance Card (E.H.I.C.) issued by the Health Authority in your country or
an E-111 form. This allows you to have free emergency treatment in state hospitals
and is accepted by some doctors. If you are not an E.U. resident please arrange your
own health insurance before you travel. Students should also let Kenilworth know
if they have a medical condition. If any student falls ill during their time at Kenilworth,
we will do everything we can to help, from organising to see a doctor or taking you
to the hospital. Students are not insured by the school or host family against illness,
theft or the loss of personal possessions. Personal insurance cover is therefore
recommended. You are also recommended to take out travel insurance in case of accident
or loss of baggage.
Contact your local Irish Embassy or Consulate to ask about any visa requirements
No visa required
Students should bring strong shoes or boots, a waterproof coat or jacket, jeans and
warm sweaters. Alternatively, they may prefer to buy suitable clothes when they get
here – clothes can be very good value in Ireland. Students should come prepared for
all types of weather during their stay in Ireland. For information on Irish weather
today and a forecast for the week see: www.met.ie
The standard electrical supply is 230 volts AC. Small travel transformers or adaptors
may be needed to operate appliances.
The currency in Ireland is the Euro. If you need to change money, the best place
is in the bank or Bureau de Change to get the best exchange rate. For an up-to-date
exchange rate please see the currency converter: www.oanda.com/converter