IADT partners on international mobility programmes and academic exchanges globally in 20+ countries in Europe, Canada, USA, Asia and Africa. IADT welcomes students to engage through our Undergraduate courses and Postgraduate courses.
International students are warmly welcomed at IADT. Currently home to over 2500 students and staff, the Dún Laoghaire campus is vibrant and engaging, with outstanding facilities and a warm and energetic atmosphere.
Our research programmes are conducted through the English language.
We engage with education and industry partners globally to develop international opportunities for staff and students. We actively seek out new academic programmes through strategic international education partnerships and relationships. One such relationship is with George Brown College, Toronto (under the Ontario Agreement). IADT and George Brown College partner on the Masters in Interdisciplinary Design Strategies and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications (pathway module).
Contact the International Office at Sonya.firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss opportunities.
As an EU citizen you can come to Ireland to look for work, and you can take up employment or self-employment without needing an employment permit. This also applies to citizens of European Economic Area (EEA) countries (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), and Switzerland.
UK citizens can live and work in Ireland as part of the Common Travel Area.
An International Student is permitted to take up casual employment of up to 20 hours part-time work per week in term time or up to 40 hours per week during college vacation periods, that is, from June to September inclusive and from 15 December to 15 January. Your entitlement to take up employment ceases when your permission to remain expires.
Postgraduate scholarship opportunities are available:
Sectoral Response: Establishment of NSR Helpdesk
IADT as part of the sectoral response to Ukrainian people seeking to access third-level education is committed to welcoming, supporting and meeting the needs of students and researchers who are displaced from Ukraine. This response is being led by the Irish Universities Association (IUA) in conjunction with Minister Simon Harris and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS).
To assist in meeting the needs of third-level students and researchers fleeing the war in Ukraine, DFHERIS and the sector is in the process of establishing the National Student and Researcher (NSR) Helpdesk, being hosted by Maynooth University, and supported in its work by a National Steering Group. Further details about the about the establishment of NSR Helpdesk can be read in this statement from Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris.
The NSR Helpdesk will provide important information to Ukrainian people seeking to access third level education here in Ireland and will help facilitate students and researchers who have made direct contact with third level institutions to make informed decisions about their continued education before the start of the new academic year in September 2022. The NSR can be contacted by email on NSRHelpdesk@mu.ie or via phone on +353 (0)1 474 7788.