Connect with the International Support Team
- For answers to frequently asked questions review the International Support webpage and the International Guides on the NCI website.
- If you cannot find the answer to your questions visit the NCI Support Hub to search for answers using keywords. If you can't find the answer to your question you can submit a request through the NCI Support Hub.
- If you would like to contact a Peer Mentor, you can Chat with an International Peer Mentor to ask questions about life at NCI and Ireland.
- submit a request in the NCI Support Hub with your full name, student number, nature of the request and your availability. The international team will be in touch with you with an appointment.f you would like to speak to a member of the international office in person or on MS Teams, please
Please note: the International Office working hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please allow 48 working hours for a response.
Follow us on Social Media:
YouTube: NCI International
Facebook: NCI International
Preparing to travel and before you arrive
Our Pre-Arrival Programme, commences 10-12 weeks before classes start and is designed to help you prepare and plan for a successful, safe and stress-free journey to Ireland.
Every week during the programme, we send out an information newsletter and hold a webinar covering a key topic. You can see all the topics covered, as well as information newsletters sent on this page.
If you missed any of our webinars on our Pre-Arrival Programme, you can also find the presentation slides and webinar recordings on the Unibuddy Community.
Getting Established in Ireland
The essential things you need to do/consider to get established in Ireland is covered in the Welcome Programme at highly recommended meeting The Essentials on 7 September. This is a link to the slides delivered during the meeting and the recording is here. Also, please see links to articles on each of the topics below:
- Secure your long term accommodation
- Register with immigration
- PPSN Number
- Working in Ireland
- Information on Shopping in Dublin
Some useful websites to help you get established in Ireland:
- Garda (Irish Police) - Ireland's National Police and Security Website
- Citizens Information - a really useful website to help you settle into life in Ireland
- Education in Ireland Blogs - Latest news from Student ambassadors in Ireland
- Irish Council for International Students - Find out about your rights when studying, living and working in Ireland
- Union of Students in Ireland - Promotes the interests of students studying in third level colleges and universities
- Reporting Racism in Ireland - Allows the people, communities, and organisations of Ireland to confidentially report racism nationwide
- Immigrant Council of Ireland - Know your rights as an International Student
Getting started at NCI
All incoming International Students are automatically registered when they submit their Registration Form, have paid their fees in full and met all conditions.
What you will need to do to get started at NCI:
Find more resources below:
- Student Life, succeeding at your studies was a highly recommended meeting delivered during the Welcome Programme on 12 September. This is a link to the slides delivered during the meeting and the recording is here.
- Self Guided Campus and City Tour Guide
- Find info regarding Student Events and Meet Ups and follow NCI International and Students Union Instagram Pages.
- Common Phrases and Terms used in NCI - This page helps you to become familiar with some of the phrases and terms we use here in NCI.
As an International student, you will need a lot of letters to help you to get established in Ireland, along with letters to register or renew your permission with immigration.
As a registered NCI student with a valid student login, you can self-generate the majority of the letters you need on NCI360.
Please see the article on how to request letters.
Health, Well-Being and Student Supports
Please see links below for support services and resources NCI offers to ensure students get any help they might need:
Student Life, Renewing your Visa and and Academic Guides
Please see useful student life guides, links and academic articles below:
Graduation and 1G Visa:
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