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Springboard Applicants

We are delighted that you have chosen National College of Ireland (NCI) to pursue your education goals. At NCI we have a variety of Springboard courses in the areas of computing.These courses are usually carried out in the evening and on weekends.  For more information on eligibility or to apply for a course visit the Springboard+ website

Pay your fees

The Springboard+ and ICT Skills scheme allows for 100% funding of the tuition cost of these programmes if you are unemployed. For those in employment a student contribution fee is required. This is payable by the participant or their employer and must be paid in full by 16th November 2018. The course fees are outlined below:

Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics: €540
Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies: €540
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing: €540
Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Data Analytics: €650
Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Cybersecurity: €695
Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing:  €650

Payable by the Student

An online payment link will open mid-October and students will be notified of this link once it is live and payment can then be made online.

Employer Sponsored

If your fees are being paid by your company you will need to complete a sponsorship form and return it to the Fees Office within 2 weeks of accepting your place on the course. This form can be posted to: Fees Office, National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1 or you can e-mail it to fees@ncirl.ie. When the form has been received, the company will be issued an invoice within 5 working days.

If you have any questions about this you can contact the fees office on:
Tel: + 353 1 4498566 or + 353 1 4498569
Email: fees@ncirl.ie

Refund Policy

If a student withdraws before the commencement of the course the full amount that they have paid is refundable. No refund will be processed once the student commences the course the week beginning 17th September

Getting Started

Registering as a student with NCI

Registration will open early September. We will email you a registration form in September which you must complete and return to us via email. It is important to know that registration and orientation is done entirely online for Springboard students and as such there is no need to come into the college prior to your first class which will take place week beginning 17th September for all Springboard courses.

IT Login Details

You will have the facility to set your IT login details online. We will email you instructions of how to do this before course commencement

Student Card

You will receive your student card in the post the week beginning 27th August 2018.


You will be able to view your timetable with relevant room allocation the 2 -3 days before classes commence. Please check your timetables regularly as they can be subject to room changes.

ONLINE CLASSES: For anyone who has enrolled on an online course, we will provide you with details in a separate email of week beginning 10th September as to how you can access your online class.

get in touch

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