Ashfield College

International Students

As with all our students, Ashfield College offers international students continuous academic, administrative and pastoral support throughout their course of study. 

Leaving Certificate

High School Programme

The Leaving Certificate High School Programme is designed to prepare Irish and International students for entry into university in Ireland, the United Kingdom and beyond. Ashfield College has created an exceptional reputation amongst the international student community by guaranteeing small class-sizes and the very best teachers, as well as regular assessment with feedback and additional tutorials when required.

The Leaving Certificate Programme is recognised by all universities in Ireland, the U.K. and many other countries worldwide. Our Guidance Department will assist students through the college admission process.

The Leaving Certificate programme may be completed in either one or two years, depending on one’s level of English and/or previous education. Generally, students choose seven subjects from the list available. English and Mathematics are mandatory – an additional language is also mandatory for most courses. Ashfield College students regularly achieve very high grades and enter prestigious universities in Ireland and the U.K., studying a range of disciplines including Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Computing, Business, and Law.

We are having difficulty sourcing host families at the moment, we ensure that the standard of accommodation is extremely high. We regularly inspect the host family homes to ensure they provide a safe, comfortable and convenient living space for each student.

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We’ve teamed up with TransferMate to provide you a transparent payment method to reduce additional bank fees and improve your payment experience. TransferMate helps international students pay tuition and fees in their local currency from any country. 

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In order to cope with the academic content of the High School Programme, international students must have obtained good academic results in their own country and have a strong work ethic. Prospective students must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above to gain admission to this programme.