Work Part Time
One of the sources is to work part time while studying. International students do not need a work permit to work part time in Ireland. Under Irish law, international students are allowed to work part-time (up to 20 hours a week) or full-time (up to 40 hours a week) during holiday periods.
Many students in Ireland seek part time employment while studying. Positions are advertised as follows:
- Students Union notice board
- Daily and weekly newspapers for example The Nationalist, Irish Times, Irish Independent
- Shop windows, word of mouth for example friends in your class
How much can you earn in Ireland?
|Minimum wages (part time)||€9.25/hour|
|If students work part time for 20 hours per week,||approximately €740 per month|
|Work Placements / Internship salary||€150 – €200 per week|
|Graduate salary per month||€2,000 – €2,500|
Although this entitlement to work certainly eases the financial burden on international students, we would not advise that you rely solely on this source of income during your stay in Ireland. Following completion of your studies, if you wish to continue in employment you will require a work permit to do so.