Tuition fees paid for third level education

Approved colleges and courses

All courses provided by publicly funded universities, colleges and institutes of higher education in Ireland are approved for the purposes of tax relief.

All courses provided by publicly funded or duly accredited universities and institutions in other European Union (EU) Member States are approved for the purposes of tax relief.

Courses provided by colleges or institutions in other EU Member States that provide distance education in Ireland are approved for the purposes of tax relief. The courses must be approved for the higher education grants scheme, and include the Open University.

Private colleges in Ireland and private distance education colleges based in the EU must operate in accordance with a code of standards which has been approved by the Minister for Education and Skills. Lists of approved colleges and courses are published on the Revenue website each year.

Checking if a course qualifies for relief

Publicly funded colleges in the State is a list of public colleges, universities or institutes that are approved for undergraduate courses. For private colleges, part-time courses or postgraduate courses, please view the following lists:

College fees for the academic year commencing 1 August 2018

College fees for the academic year commencing 1 August 2017

College fees for the academic year commencing 1 August 2016

College fees for the academic year commencing 1 August 2015

College fees for the academic year commencing 1 August 2014

College fees for the academic year commencing 1 August 2013

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