If you are offered a place in the CoBiD-UREKA programme, that offer is contingent on proof that you will have a valid passport in June.
Students from visa waiver countries - For students from visa waiver countries (e.g. America, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, as well as other European Union states) require a passport to enter Ireland, but no visa is needed for a stay of up to three months. Your passport must be valid for at least six months after the date you enter Ireland (it must expire in December or later).
Students from NON-visa waiver countries - You must supply a copy of your passport with your application. If you require a visa to visit Ireland, you will need to make your visa application immediately after you are accepted into the programme. You are responsible for obtaining the correct student visa to enter Ireland. If you are accepted, we will supply you with the necessary documentation after your placement has been confirmed.
For more information (including full list of visa-waiver countries), see the Irish Government websites:
Studying in Ireland
Do I need a visa?