As part of your studies to be a doctor, the cost of studying medicine in Ireland can be significant. As with all other courses, costs will vary depending on the course you want to study and whether or not you have access to financial grants. If you do have access to funding from a government department then it may be possible to pay for your studies through the grant. For the rest of us who have no form of funding the choice of study may depend on which university you wish to attend and whether or not your family can afford to support you.
This is not an uncommon problem and should not deter you from pursuing your studies as you will likely pay for your own tuition fees. However, there are other ways to help to pay for your studies including scholarships, bursaries and loans. These are normally open to a wide range of people, depending on what type of degree they would like to achieve and your financial need. If you are interested in going to University College, you could consider a summer or part-time course so that you can study alongside the other students.
The only advice I can give you is that if you are looking to study medical students can find several grants available to them. The cost of studying medicine in Ireland is actually quite low if you take out a British Medical Association or National Association of Medical Student’s (NAMS) study loan. You will also have access to many paid medical placements. For those who are studying abroad this may be a better option, especially for those who want to further their career. If you do not have access to a scholarship, you can still look into finding a scholarship.