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Where are you located?

Griffith College Dublin is located on the South Circular Road; it is about a 20 minute walk to Dublin city centre and 10 minutes to the Luas, Dublin’s new tram service. There is also a regular bus service to and from the city centre.

Griffith College Cork is situated on a plot of 5-acres on Wellington Road, close to Cork City Centre. Sitting on a hill, it offers a quiet and serene environment with views down onto the surrounding area.

Griffith College Limerick is located in the heart of Limerick City on O’Connell Avenue, just a 3 minute walk from the Limerick train and bus station.

How do I get there from the airport?

Dublin: You can take a taxi from Dublin Airport to Griffith College Dublin; it will cost about €40-50. The 16A bus goes from the airport to very close to the campus, and there are public buses to the City Centre, from which you can take a taxi. We also offer a transfer service for €80, in which our College Driver will collect you from the terminal building and bring you to your destination. 

Cork/Limerick:  The College Driver service is also available at our Cork and Limerick campuses from the local airports & train stations; please enquire directly to the relevant campus. Transfers can also be booked from Dublin Airport to Cork and Limerick.

Do I get tested on arrival?

In Griffith College Dublin, EAP students will not be tested as GIL already know their levels.

In Griffith College Cork and Limerick, every English language student completes an English language placement test, which determines your level and allows us to place you in the most appropriate class. This test will take place on your day of induction at Griffith Institute of Language. 

How many class levels do you have?

In Griffith College Dublin, we have classes from low intermediate to advanced.

In Griffith College Cork and Limerick, we can guarantee five levels: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced, i.e. levels A1 – C2 on the Common European Framework (CEFR).

Who will be in my class?

You will have a variety of nationalities in your class, from Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. The ages of students will vary and there will be a mix of male and female students within the class

How many students will be in my class?

There will be no more than 15 students in a class and typically there are 10 - 12.

I have allergies and I cannot stay in a host family with pets, can you find me a host family without pets?

Absolutely, just indicate on your application form (or separately by email) your preferred accommodation requirements and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Will my classes be in the morning or the afternoon?

Please refer to our timetables sections relevant to your course choice here:

If I think the class is the wrong level, can I change?

If you feel that the class is the wrong level for you, speak to your teacher and/or Director of Studies. They are available to support your language development and study path so please feel free to approach them.

What qualifications do the teachers have?

Across all three campuses, our teachers are well qualified with at least a degree and approved teaching certificates. Many of our teachers are also qualified at Master's and PhD level. We also have teachers in Dublin, Cork and Limerick with a specific qualification in Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP).

How much are the courses?

Please see information on course fees relevant to your course choice here:

Is there a registration fee?

Please see information on course fees relevant to your course choice here:

Do I pay extra for books?

For 25 week students, the price you pay is inclusive of all materials received, including textbooks and access to the virtual learning environment. Students studying 12 – 24 weeks must pay a €100 book fee but can keep the book at the end of the programme.

How do I apply?

The quickest way is to apply online at

Your application will be received by our team who will contact you to confirm details and process your application. If you would prefer to work with a language travel agency, just email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to provide you with a list of our trusted partners that will support your application.


I don’t speak any English, how can I apply?

This is no problem, just send an email in your own language to [email protected] and our multilingual team will deal with the rest.

Can I take holidays?

Scheduled holidays can be viewed on the academic calendar. No unscheduled breaks will be permitted except in clearly defined special circumstances such as serious illness of close family or close family bereavement.

Do I need to take an external exam?

All students on a study visa must sit an external exam before the end of their course. All students who want to progress to an academic programme must also take an external exam. The GIL exam officer will contact you to book your exam.


What happens if I'm sick?

If a student is sick, they must notify their DOS that they will be absent due to illness and provide a medical cert either via email or upon their return to school. They will be marked absent from school.

Do I have to attend all classes?

It is college policy that daily attendance is taken for all students, irrespective of nationality, and students are expected to have full attendance at all times.  Non-EU students are required by the GNIB to have a minimum attendance of 85%. The attendance policy will be distributed to students on their first day.