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Change your life with a new qualification

Thinking about studying a college course? Going to college isn’t just about gaining a qualification – it’s a transformational experience. Making new friends, learning new information and gaining independence are just a few reasons to choose a third-level course. Your new qualification can transform expected lifetime earnings, boosting your employability and improving your salary. An internationally recognised Irish qualification can open new doors worldwide!

Bespoke education at an affordable price

The right college can make all the difference to your study experience. Are you looking for a bespoke education? Small class sizes? Plenty of one-on-one time with your lecturer? Well, Griffith College is the place for you!

There are benefits of studying at a smaller college. There is a greater sense of community and you will get to know your way around campus and the surrounding city. In fact, the four Griffith College campuses are strategically located across the three largest cities in Ireland; we have great study locations to suit you.

Smaller class sizes at Griffith College mean that you will have more time with lecturers, better opportunities to ask questions, more chances to get constructive feedback on assignments and really develop your skills and knowledge.

Your lecturer will know you on a first name basis; you won't just be another body in the crowd in a lecture theatre. Lecturers give students individual attention, offer one-to-one advice and go the extra mile to support you during your studies.

Griffith College is small but perfectly formed, established over 40 years ago and has a long, proud history of educating fantastic award-winning graduates.

Flexibility with payment

Please note: This information is for Irish and EU students

Students can pay their fees using any of the following methods:

  • Pay Online (Students may pay online by credit or debit card).
  • Pay by Bank Draft/Cheque/Postal Order
  • Pay by Direct Debit
  • Pay by Bank Transfer

Griffith College Direct Debit Scheme allows you to pay by direct debit. You pay a minimum €1000.00 up front and then a smaller scheduled payment each month. Breaking the fees up into six instalments will help you plan better so you can pay the remaining amount affordably. Visit this page for more information about direct debit payments.

Below instalment example for students enrolling 2020-2021 Academic Year.

  • Instalment 1 due at the point of registration. Minimum non-refundable deposit of €1000.00. Balance of fees is payable in 6 equal instalments as per the following schedule. (If you pay more than the required minimum non-refundable deposit at point of registration, your overall balance will be divided over 6 equal instalments).
  • Instalment 2 due by direct debit on 1st November 2020
  • Instalment 3 due by direct debit on 1st December 2020
  • Instalment 4 due by direct debit on 1st January 2021
  • Instalment 5 due by direct debit on 1st February 2021
  • Instalment 6 due by direct debit on 1st March 2021
  • Instalment 7 due by direct debit on 1st April 2021

If you are an international student, please contact our International Office for information on payment of your tuition fees.

Tax relief on your tuition

You can claim tax relief on fees (including the student contribution) that you have paid for third-level education courses. This option is available to students paying their own fees, or the individual paying fees on a student’s behalf.

No relief is available for:

  • examination fees
  • registration fees
  • administration fees

Most college courses of two or more years’ duration have approval for tax relief. To get more information on the qualifying conditions, please check out the details here.  Here’s a list of the approved courses that qualify for tax relief at Griffith College.

Additional Financial Support

You may avail of some (but not all) government maintenance support such as the Back to Education Allowance. You can get more details on the Student Finance website.