In light of Covid-19, 2020/2021 International students who are otherwise eligible to apply for the Third Level Graduate Programme (Stamp 1G) may remain in or return to their own countries to study online for Semester 2. These students will be deemed eligible to apply for the Third Level Graduate Programme as long as they meet all other existing criteria in addition to the following:

For students currently studying remotely, they can apply for the Third level Graduate programme (1G), when they successfully complete their course (summer 2021) and will have to provide the following documentation:

  • Letter from their higher education institution stating that they were a student for the academic year 2020/2021;
  • Letter from their higher education institution stating that this course was taught 100% remotely, and that they were not required to attend classes in person;
  • Letter from the relevant awarding body or institution that they have achieved the award for which they were enrolled as a student.

In addition to the above criteria, students who will have completed a one year Masters with an Irish higher education institution, and were unable to travel to Ireland to register their permission as a student in the State (for academic year 2020/2021), will have to travel to Ireland prior to the issuance of their final results in order to register their permission and qualify for the Third Level Graduate Programme. These students should delay their arrival until the Autumn, shortly before they receive their results.

For the full notice, see here.

If you require any further information relating to this, please do not hesitate to contact a caseworker via our contact form here.