Ireland uses the Euro (€) as its currency.
The tuition fees you will pay in Ireland will vary depending on where you choose to study and where you are from. Ireland operates a Free Fees Initiative for full-time undergraduate study. If you are an EU student studying at a public university, you will not pay tuition fees. If you are an EU student not studying at a public university or studying a postgraduate programme, you will have to pay fees. Even if you are not required to pay tuition fees, you will likely have to pay a registration fee of around €3,000. If you are from anywhere else in the world, you will need to pay fees no matter what level of study you are taking and where you are studying. On average you should expect to pay between €5,000 and €10,000 per year. You may be eligible for a scholarship to help finance your studies, check with your chosen institution for information.
In terms of living costs, Ireland is very similar to other European countries. If you choose to live in a bigger city, you will pay more than smaller cities and towns. On average, it is recommended that you budget for between €500 and €800 per month. This accounts for accommodation, groceries and travel. Another cost that students need to consider is health insurance. If you are an EHIC card holder, you will be able to access any healthcare you require for free. If you are not an EHIC card holder, you will need to ensure you have valid health insurance. If you already have a policy in your home country, you will need to make sure it is valid in Ireland. If you do not have insurance already, you will need to purchase a policy that will cover you for the duration of your studies. If you require guidance about health insurance, contact your institution.