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Griffith College, Ireland

About Griffith College, Ireland

Established in 1974, Griffith College is Ireland's largest independent 3rd level institution with locations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. The main campus is situated on seven acres within a mile of St. Stephen's Green on Dublin's South Circular Road.

Griffith College enjoys national and a growing international reputation for student success. The College has gained an enviable, award winning reputation for providing students with first class lectures and excellent study material. Griffith College offers internationally recognised postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes, complemented by a wide range of professional, short term and corporate training educational solutions - in Griffith College, there is something for everyone. Today, there are over 7,000 students studying in the College, which is a designated educational institute of the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC).

The academic year 2013/14 marked an important milestone for Griffith College as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of its founding. During that time, many former students have gone on to distinguished careers in Ireland and internationally, in fields as diverse as accountancy, business, computing, design, law, media, music and drama. Our current students continue this tradition of success - most recently, Griffith College accounted for all five finalists for photographer of the year at the 2013 student media awards, while student Philip Murray achieved first in the world in his F5 accountancy exams. Distinguished Fellowship Award recipients at Griffith College include Mary McAleese, 8th President of Ireland, and Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and John Hume.

Undergraduate Honours Degree Programmes

 Two A Levels at Grade C or higher and four GCSEs (to include English and Maths), or equivalent. An A Level at Grade C can be supplemented with two A/S Levels at Grade C.

 Undergraduate Ordinary Degree and Higher Certificate Programmes

 A minimum of Grade C or higher in at least one A Level paper, together with a minimum of four GCSEs, including Maths.

International applicants must provide certified transcripts of their educational qualifications with each application. The applicant’s academic standing will then be assessed and a decision on eligibility will be reached. At a minimum, applicants must have successfully completed Secondary/High school with a minimum average of 55% in all subjects (to include English and Maths).


Students must have obtained a primary degree (Level 8) from a recognised tertiary institution (or equivalent) before applying for a postgraduate programme

For entry, onto  Graduate Business School programmes we require a minimum of 2.1 (GPA 3.00) in a Bachelor’s Honours Degree from a recognised tertiary institution (supporting documentation required)

These requirements do not guarantee your admission. It is at the discretion of the college to assess your qualifications.

Why do International students choose to study at Griffith College, Ireland?

  • Established in 1974, Griffith College is Ireland's leading independent third level institution, with campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.
  • The College offers internationally recognised postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes, complemented by a wide range of professional, short term and corporate training educational solutions.
  • Griffith College runs full and part-time degree and higher education qualifications in Law, Accountancy, Business, Computing Science, Journalism, Media, TV Production, Film Production, Design, Fashion, Music and Drama.
  • Its academic programmes are validated by the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) agency.
  • Griffith College works in accordance with the European Bologna Education System, which means that its students receive European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System credits. This system allows for the transfer of learning experiences between different institutions.
  • Griffith College is linked to numerous International Organisations, such as:
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • Forum on Study Abroad
  • The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
  • The European Journalism Training Association (EJTA)
  • British Council Going Global Conference
  • The College is the largest independent higher education institution in Ireland with a student population of around 7,000 with 1,400 overseas students from over 80 different countries.
  • The Griffith College Dublin campus is the home of the Leinster School of Music & Drama. Established in 1904, the Leinster School offers theory classes in Music & Drama to groups and individuals subject to availability.
  • The 7-acre Dublin campus is five minutes from the city centre. Student Halls of Residence are located on campus, close to the library, creative studios, the student bar and restaurant, gym facilities and the Students Union.
  • Griffith College is committed to ensuring excellent support services for all its students. The College’s experienced staff is available to assist students with any academic or welfare issues they may have.

Griffith College, Ireland Highlights

  • Griffith College is home to 1400 international students from 77 countries
  • Is Ireland's largest independent third level institution
  • The college has gained an award winning reputation for providing students with first class lectures and excellent study material
  • Has links with numerous International Organisations like NAFSA, European Association for International Education, The Association of International Education Administrators etc

Griffith College, Ireland English Language Requirments

We accept the following English tests for standard entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.

  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or
  • TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or
  • Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or
  • ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR

Some degrees may require higher levels of English or only accept specific English language tests.


nternet-based (IBT) TOEFL

UG 6.5 575 79 58
PG 6.5 575 79 58


Griffith College, Ireland Hightlight

Type Private
Established 1974
Students >7000
Campus URBAN
Intake Sep
World Ranking  7693
Country Rank 27

Griffith College, Ireland Average Tution Fees And Other Expenses

Avg.Tutution Fees €9,400-€12,000
Administration Fee €125.00 -€250.00
International Student Support Fee  €300
Registration Fee €250
Visa Administration Fee €200
Protection of Enrolled Learner Fee €245

Average Living Cost in Ireland

Undergraduate courses €9,000 – €45,000 per year
Postgraduate Master and PhD courses €9,150 – €37,000 per year
Student living on campus 300 - 650 EUR/month
Student living with partner/colleagues 450 - 550 EUR/month
Internet up to 60 EUR/month
Utilities around 30 - 50 EUR/month
Food costs 250 - 350 EUR/month
Transportation costs 50 – 55 EUR/month
Books and other study materials 75 EUR/month
Social activities/entertainment 60 - 100 EUR/month
Medical insurance 45 EUR/month


Griffith College, Ireland Average Tuition Fee Per Year


€ 7,000


€ 10,000

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

€ 6,250

Campus accommodation

€ 5,750

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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