BFA in Musical Theatre/BFA in Performing Arts tuition
EU students: €7500
Non-EU students: €9500

All other Undergraduate tuition
EU students: €6000
Non-EU students: €9000


MFA in Performance tuition
EU students: €7500
Non-EU students: €10000

MFA in Music for Motion Pictures and Contemporary Media
All students: €34300
(Note: living costs below do not apply for this course as it is run at our instructional site in Sofia, Bulgaria.)

MFA in Fashion Design tuition
All students: €12000

All other Postgraduate tuition
All students: €10000

Study abroad fees
Please contact the admissions office regarding semester abroad tuition and fees.

Living Expenses

Estimated living costs for two semesters (excluding tuition)
€11,000 – €16,000 (including accommodation, living expenses, books, student visa, etc.) This figure is an estimate only, as there are variances in the costs and spending habits of individual students.


  • All applicants are required to pay a €35 application fee during the application process.
  • All tuition fees are for a full academic year.
  • The full tuition fees must be paid prior to registration.
  • All QQI programmes have a QQI fee.
  • All QQI undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are approved for tax relief.
  • Tax relief is granted to Irish resident taxpayers at the standard rate of income tax in respect of degree courses.
  • For full-time courses, tax relief is granted on fees paid exceeding €2,000 and up to €5,000 per year.
  • Tuition fees are revised annually.

Refund Policy


Applicant students who have paid their fees to American College Dublin but are subsequently unsuccessful in their visa application will be refunded the cost of their course in a timeframe that does not exceed 20 working days from the date of the visa refusal letter being received by the Admissions Office and the applicant confirming in writing that they do not wish to proceed with an appeal and wish to terminate the application; this is within the period of time required by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

In the event of this occurring:

All refunds will be subject to a €200.00 non-refundable administration fee.
The student must provide documentary evidence of visa refusal in the form of the original (or scanned original) visa refusal letter.

The college may also request confirmation from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (Visa Section) that the visa has been refused.
Once a study visa has been approved and classes have commenced there is no refund of fees.


If a student has begun their classes, the following refund policy takes effect:

  • If a student has paid fees for a semester, there is no refund once Semester 1 classes begin.

If a student has paid fees for the full academic year, they are entitled to a refund for their Semester 2 tuition fees, providing he or she has not commenced any classes in that semester.