Book your accommodation
During your time at the ISC, you can choose to either live in allocated student accommodation or arrange your own private accommodation. If you are younger than 18 years at the start of your course, it is mandatory for you to stay in a homestay option that will be arranged through our approved third-party provider. If you have requested accommodation on your application form, our Central Student Support Team will contact you directly regarding the options available. Ensure that you have provided your contact details to avoid any delay in processing your request. You may prefer to arrange your own accommodation. Make sure that you have secured your accommodation before arriving in Ireland and let us know where you will be staying to ensure that there are no difficulties on arrival.
Apply for your visa
Now that you have confirmed your place, you will be sent your Visa Letter with further instructions. Please ensure that you review the letter to ensure all details are correct. You can then use this to apply for your long stay study visa when you are ready to do so. You are expected to apply for a multi-entry visa. Any student who starts the programme, even if it is online, will need an Irish entry visa. The Irish government does not allow students to start the programme online without being eligible for a visa. In case the entry visa can’t be used yet due to travel restrictions, you are able to extend your entry visa.
Book your travel
Once you receive your visa, you can book your travel. You should arrive ready for the first day of the term to get a good start to your studies. If you have booked your accommodation with us, it will usually be available two days prior to the start of term.
You should book any flights home after the official end of term date, which can be found in your offer letter.
Complete the Godsil guardian application forms (under 18 only)
You will have been sent details to complete in order to consent a guardian for you. You will need to complete the form and your parent(s) will need to sign and have it notarised. You should make a copy, and bring one copy with you in your hand luggage and keep the other in your main luggage.
Complete our Pre-Registration Form
Around one month before term starts, we will email you with a link to an online form. You will need to complete this with your travel information - so we know when to expect you - and your visa details. If you would like us to arrange your taxi from the airport, please let us know by ticking the box on the form. On the form, you will need to provide us with a mobile phone number that you will have at the time of travelling so the driver can contact you.
Make sure you are insured
It is essential that international students have the protection of personal insurance for the duration of their time in Ireland as well as for registration with the Garda (police).
When you applied to the ISC, you will have had the option of taking insurance cover with StudyCare Plus. This insurance policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. If you have not taken this option, please make sure you have secured your own policy. For full information on StudyCare Plus, visit https://www.studygroup.com/land/studycare-ie