If you are eligible under the Higher Education Free Fees scheme you will have to pay the Student Contribution; the 'free fees' scheme will pay the other element of the published programme fee.
- The Student Contribution for undergraduate students who qualify for ‘free fees’ is €2,000 in 2023/24
- All students who benefit from ‘free fees’ must pay this charge
- Charging for Undergraduate programmes is based on modules taken. Students normally take 60 credits at each stage/year. If you take fewer credits than the standard (‘standard’ being 60 credits) for your stage you pay less. If you take more credits than the standard (greater than 60 credits) for your stage you pay more. See examples here.