Information for Parents & Guardians whose child is interested in attending National College of Ireland.

NCI Useful resources for parents and guardians who are interested in learning more about NCI and our services.


Starting College in September

The team at National College of Ireland understand that students who will be starting college will have some queries about our services and what life at NCI is like for a new student so we have created this resources page to ease your worries.


Undergraduate Fees

Undergraduate Fees & Grants

Find information about fees for undergraduate courses, along with the various aids, financial supports and payment options available for students.

Learn more about NCI Undergraduate Fees.

Free Fees Initiative

Information on the Free Fees Initiative as brought in by the Irish government, including eligibility guidelines.

Learn more about the Free Fees Initiative.

Student Supports

A number of financial supports are available for students who need help with college expenses while studying at NCI.

Learn more about the Student Supports available at NCI.

Laptop Loan Scheme

Find out if you are eligible for the Government technology grant to assist students with online learning while completing their course at NCI.

Learn more about the Laptop Loan Scheme.


Apply for a Sports Scholarship at NCI

National College of Ireland is committed to the development of sporting excellence and fostering sporting talent within the college.

For more information visit Sports Scholarship at NCI.

Scholarships and discount offers

NCI has scholarships for exceptional students both from NCI and other colleges. We also have discount offers for NCI alumni.

For more information visit Scholarships at NCI.

How to Apply

Application Process

Whether you are looking for information on how to apply to NCI as an undergraduate, postgraduate or international student, you can find everything you need on the page below.

How to Apply.


The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a supplementary admissions scheme for school leavers with disabilities. Further information can be found on the link below.

DARE Applicants.


The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

HEAR Applicants.

Careers & Work Placement

Career Development & Employability Service

NCI's dedicated Careers Team is on hand to help prepare our students for the working world.

Visit our Careers page for further information.

Work Placement Opportunities

Find out more about our work placement programme, an integral part of several academic programmes in the School of Business and School of Computing at National College of Ireland.

Student Supports

Student support services

NCI is committed to ensuring every student feels supported in as many ways as possible - practically, emotionally and academically. This Support Services section outlines some of the support services available for students.



National College of Ireland is proud to continue to grow and develop through the undertaking of accreditation applications. Find out about the accreditations we have pursued, including Athena SWAN, by visiting our Accreditations page.


Student Accommodation

While NCI does not own or manage a student residence, nor do we offer an accommodation placement service, we have compiled some tips and advice for students looking to live in Dublin.

See Student Accommodation for further information.

Commuting to NCI

Directions to National College of Ireland

National College of Ireland is located in the heart of Dublin's city centre. We are fully serviced by all forms of public transport.

For more information, please see How to Find NCI.

Get In Touch
If you have questions about National College of Ireland, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of team will be happy to assist you.