MEDICAL INSURANCE REQUIREMENT
All Non-EU students are required to have private medical insurance, either personally or through a group scheme at the time of registration. Direct English Ireland will purchase a policy for you upon receipt of full tuition fee payment.
Ireland’s health system is run by regional health boards which are all centrally controlled by the Department of Health and Children. Visits to a General Practitioner cost about €50.00.
Under EU/EEA regulations, students from other member states who are attending a course of study are entitled to free hospital services provided they have Form E.109 with them. In order to be eligible you will be required to provide the Irish health authorities with documentation from your home country that validates your entitlement.
Students from non-EU countries are not covered for any free medical attention.
Please note that hospitalisation can be expensive, so it is advisable to make provision for adequate medical insurance.
Non-EU students are required to show proof of comprehensive medical insurance when registering with the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Proof of health insurance is also required when applying for a student visa.