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Important Update for International Students: New Financial Proof Requirement for Studying in Ireland

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We have an important update regarding the financial requirements for studying in Ireland. As of July 1st, the Department of Justice has introduced a new financial proof regulation that must be fulfilled to ensure a better transition to your educational journey in Ireland. In this blog post, we will provide you with the essential details so you can be well-prepared.

Financial Proof Requirement:

The Department of Justice now requires international students to show new evidence of sufficient funds. The new specified amount for international students is €4,200 or minimum of €700 per month of your stay or if the duration of your course is less than 6 months (such as English language courses 25 weeks of study plus 8 weeks of holidays).

This amount must be readily available in your bank account for each year of your study program in Ireland. For university students, the required amount is €10,000 per academic year (undergraduate, postgraduate, master's, or doctoral programs).

How It Works:

To comply with the financial proof requirement, you need to have a minimum of €4,200 in your bank account. This amount is considered sufficient to cover your living expenses, accommodation, and other study-related costs during your time in Ireland.

💡Here are the key points to keep in mind:

1. Availability of Funds:

The €4,200 should be available in your bank account and accessible to you at the time of applying for your student visa or when entering Ireland. This ensures that you have the necessary resources to support yourself during your studies.

2. Acceptable Financial Institutions:

Funds held in recognized financial institutions, such as banks or credit unions, are considered acceptable for meeting the requirement. Make sure to maintain your funds in a reputable institution to avoid any complications.

3. Proof of Funds:

You will need to provide documentary evidence, such as bank statements, showing your account balance meets or exceeds the required amount. Ensure that your bank statements clearly display your name, account number, and the balance available.

4. Currency Conversion:

If your funds are in a currency other than euros, it is important to convert the amount to euros using an up to date exchange rate at the time of application. This ensures accurate assessment of your financial capability.


As of 2023 July 1st, the new financial proof requirement comes into effect for international students aspiring to study in Ireland.

We hope this blog post has provided you with a clear understanding of the new financial proof requirement. By preparing in advance and meeting this requirement, you can embark on your educational journey in Ireland with confidence.

For further details, we recommend visiting the official website of the Department of Justice or consulting with the relevant authorities.

Best of luck with your studies in Ireland! 🍀

Disclaimer: Keep in mind that additional supporting documents may be needed, so it's best to contact your local Irish Embassy or Consulate to get all the details for complete information or visit

Last updated at the official website on May 26, 2023.

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