Griffith College Cork Undergraduate and Postgraduate Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for undergraduate programmes at Griffith College Cork are €12,000.

Tuition fees for Master's Degree programmes at Griffith College Cork are €14,000.

Tuition fees for Postgraduate Diploma programmes at Griffith College Cork are €12,000.

Scholarships and Busaries

There are two categories of scholarships and bursaries available to Griffith College Cork applicants - a Griffith College Cork (GCC) Bursary and an Academic Merit Scholarship (AMS).

The GCC Bursary is awarded to each applicant who is successful in being offered a place on a Griffith College Cork programme. 

The Academic Merit Scholarship (AMS) is an additional scholarship which is offered to students who demonstrate a strong academic performance at the time of application. Scholarships are awarded to applicants at the time of admission to Griffith College Cork and are applicable in each year of study where a learner progresses from one year of a programme to the next. 

Griffith College Cork Bursary

The GCC Bursary of €3000 is awarded to each successful applicant.


€2000 GCC Bursary for successful applicants to a Master's Degree programme. 

Academic Merit Scholarship

In addition to the GCC Bursary, students demonstrating strong academic performance may be eligible for an additional Academic Merit Scholarship (AMS). The AMS has 3 levels which are outlined in the table below. The requisite achievement for each level of AMS award will be country specific.

AMS Level Scholarship illustrative Grade Value
AMS Level 1 €500 60%+ average in highest level of education to date
AMS Level 2 €1000  70%+ average in highest level of education to date
AMS Level 3 €1500 80%+ average in highest level of education to date and an English proficiency level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Please note: Scholarships will not apply to modules/years of study that are being repeated.

Additional Annual Fees

These are known as R.I.A.P. Fees.

International Student Support Fee €200 Compulsory fee each academic year.
Protection of Enrolled Learner Fee €245

Compulsory fee each academic year calculated as 2% of total tuition fee, plus registration fee before scholarships.

Protection of Enrolled Learner Fee: This charge is incurred to finance arrangements required under Part 6 of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act, 2012 to ensure protection of enrolled learners.

Additional Once-Off Fees

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), under the auspices of the Irish Department of Education and Skills, approves Griffith College programmes and awards its degrees. QQI Awards incur a QQI Award Fee. This QQI Award Fee is only charged in an award year (i.e. the final year of the programme) at the level indicated below. This fee will be in addition to fees mentioned above. 

If you are not joining a degree programme in the final year, you will not be liable to pay this QQI Award Fee until you are registering for your final year.

QQI Award Fee Level 6: €100
Level 7: €150
Level 8: €200

English Language Support

Please refer to the General English Language price list here.

Please note that applicants are required to take an external English Language test prior to attending the academic programme e.g. IELTS.

English language tuition fees must be paid together with the academic tuition fees.

So, what is my fee?

Example: If a student is applying for first year entry to the BA in Business Studies programme at Griffith College Cork with a final high school grade average of 75%^, their total tuition fees would be as follows:

Tuition Fees:      € 12,000
GCD Bursary:   -€   3,000
AMS Level 2:    -€   1,000
R.IA.P. Fee:       €      795
Total Fee:         €   8,795

^For illustrative purposes only.

If you have any further queries or are looking for additional information, please contact the International Office at [email protected].

Medical Insurance

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