Fees

NCAD Undergraduate Fees Policy 2019/20

Fee Schedule and Payment Policy 2019/20

NCAD Undergraduate Fees Policy 2018/19

Fee Schedule and Payment Policy 2018/19

Important information about the UK EU referendum result and NCAD tuition fees

Existing enrolled UK/ NI  students will retain an EU fee status and/or an entitlement to ‘Free Fees’ funding, if they were assessed with this status on the basis of existing regulations, for the duration of their current degree programme. 
UK/NI students who enrol in the 2019/20 academic year, and who have an EU fee status for that year, will retain this status for the duration of their programme.
Please note that the arrangements for an intake of UK /NI students in subsequent years will be kept under review in the context of the Brexit negotiations.

There are two elements to the NCAD undergraduate fee:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Student Contribution Charge

The majority of first-time, undergraduate, non-repeat, EU-students only pay the Student Contribution Charge of €3,000. 

Tuition Fee

Under the Higher Education Free Fees Initiative, the Irish Government pays the Tuition Fee for all eligible full-time, non-repeat undergraduate, EU/EEA/Swiss students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Are first-time undergraduates
  2. Hold EU/EEA/Swiss nationality or official refugee status and
  3. Have been ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA member state for at least three of the last five years preceding entry to an approved course.

EU-students who do not qualify for the Free Fees Initiative, as outlined above, have to pay the full EU-rate undergraduate tuition fee (this fee is set by the Department of Education and Skills each year). Students who are classified as non-EU students have to pay the International Fees rate.

Please note that the Higher Education Free Fees Initiative is under review and may not continue in the coming years.

Student Contribution Charge

The Student Contribution Charge has been set at €3,000 for September 2017. If you qualify for the Free Fees Initiative you must pay this fee.

EU students who do not qualify for the Free Fees Initiative must pay the full programme fee which includes the Student Contribution Charge.
Currently the Student Contribution Charge is paid by the Exchequer for students who qualify under the Higher Education Grants Scheme. 
Students have the option of paying the Student Contribution Charge in two instalments, September and January.

Tax relief on the student contribution charge for second and subsequent children in Higher Education, is available through the tax system www.revenue.ie.

Additional Costs - Materials and Equipment

The Materials Levy is set and used by individual Departments to cover specialist materials/consumables used in studio-based learning environments. This levy is specific to particular disciplines, set at the discretion of each Department and used in the Departments. Not all Departments operate this levy.

Higher Education Grant

All new  Higher Education Student Grants are administered through a single agency called SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland).  Applications are made online and students who wish to apply for a student grant are advised to start the process as early as possible.  You can start the application process before you receive your CAO place offer and have confirmed your acceptance.

To find out more about the student grant and eligibility criteria you should visit the following web sites  www.studentfinance.ie  or   www.susi.ie

To make an application for a grant  go to the SUSI online Grant Application System www.grantsonline.ie

Students from Northern Ireland

Students from Northern Ireland may apply for a higher education grant to Student Universal Support Ireland or for a student loan to the NI Student Loan Company. Please check each individual site for eligibility criteria.

Students from England, Scotland and Wales

Students from the UK who register at NCAD may apply for a higher education grant to Student Universal Support Ireland. Please check www.susi.ie for eligibility criteria.

Overseas Students

Students from outside Ireland or the UK should obtain information on scholarships from the Ministry of Education and Science of their own country (or other appropriate state agency). Students who have not established residence in Ireland are not eligible for maintenance grants from Irish grant authorities.

NCAD’s full-time programmes are included on the register of approved programmes for non-EU/EEA/Swiss students access to employment (the Internationalisation Register of the Department of Education and Skills).

The HEA has confirmed that any eligible UK students who enrol on eligible courses for the 2017/18 academic year in a third-level institution recognised for the purposes of Free Fees will be able to avail of the Department’s Free Fees Scheme. All UK students availing of the free fee contribution for 2017/18 will be entitled to this annual contribution for the duration of their course. 

Please note that the arrangements for an intake of such students in subsequent years will be kept under review in the context of the Brexit negotiations.

NCAD Postgraduate Fees Policy 2019/20

Fee Schedule and Payment Policy 2019/20

NCAD Postgraduate Fees Policy 2018/19

Fee Schedule and Payment Policy 2018/19

Important information about the UK EU referendum result and NCAD tuition fees

Existing enrolled UK/ NI  students will retain an EU fee status and/or an entitlement to ‘Free Fees’ funding, if they were assessed with this status on the basis of existing regulations, for the duration of their current degree programme. 
UK/NI students who enrol in the 2019/20 academic year, and who have an EU fee status for that year, will retain this status for the duration of their programme.
Please note that the arrangements for an intake of UK /NI students in subsequent years will be kept under review in the context of the Brexit negotiations.
  • Students may pay fees all at once or in two instalments, September and January. 
  • Students with a full grant award do not have to pay any fees.
  • Students with a grant award of €2,000 (fees contribution) must pay half the outstanding balance of fees owed on registration.
  • All students with a grant award must upload a scanned copy of the grant award letter at the time of registration to MyNCAD or bring the original award letter to the Fees&Grants Office. 

Higher Education Grant

All Higher Education Student Grants are administered through a single agency called SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland).  Applications are made online and students who wish to apply for a student grant are advised to start the process as early as possible.  

To find out more about the postgraduate student grant and eligibility criteria you should visit the following web site https://susi.ie/eligibility/postgraduate-student/

Additional Funding

For students involved in research, there may be additional funds available for those that display exceptional work and novel ideas. A number of different funding sources can be found here:

https://www.ncad.ie/research-innovation-new/funding-support

Undergraduate

NCAD Undergraduate Fee Schedule and Payment Policy 2019/20

NCAD Undergraduate Fee Schedule and Payment Policy 2018/19

 

Postgraduate

NCAD Postgraduate Fee Schedule and Payment Policy 2019/20

NCAD Postgraduate Fee Schedule and Payment Policy 2018/19

 

Fees should be paid through the NCAD online payment system  on the Student Gateway My NCAD.

For information on eligibility for the Irish Government Undergraduate Free Fees Scheme and Third Level Grants  please see: www.studentfinance.ie

NCAD Resit Fee Payment Form 2017/18

NCAD Refund Request Form 2017/18

NCAD Refund Request Form 2018/19

Please click here for the NCAD Fee Policy

For enquiries please e-mail feesandgrants@staff.ncad.ie.