Notice Regarding Evidence of Finances for all Non EEA Students

New changes have come into for non-EEA students on how to provide proof of finances. After working closely with the relevant department and the banks MEI are delighted that the new requirements are more flexible and friendly to students.


Funding requirements for Non –EEA Students from 01 September 2016

Non-EEA Students studying for a period of less than 6 months  €500 per month of stay or €3,000 which ever is the lesser
Non-EEA Students studying for a period equal to or greater than 6 months and up to 1 year  €3,000
Non-EEA Students studying in Ireland where the second registration takes place at a time exceeding 1 year

Such students are generally not required to produce bank accounts at second or subsequent registrations unless they are requested to do so by an immigration officer


(a) A statement in respect of an Irish bank account showing sufficient funds, where the student can open an Irish bank account
(b) A current foreign bank statement not less than one month old, together with a past statement, for an account in the students name (as in his or her passport) accompanied by a debit card in the same name and same bank account
(c) Documentary evidence that money is held in trust for a student by a financial services body regulated in Ireland by the Central Bank of Ireland
(d) A pre-paid credit or debit card(s) with a verification of the amount(s) in credit

For full details click the link below.

Evidence of Finances for all Non EEA Students

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