Can I work in Ireland?

Students from the EEA, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein can work legally in Ireland with the same conditions as Irish citizens.

All students from outside these countries can work in Ireland only if they are in full-time education on an approved programme for a period of 25 weeks or more. At ISI, these programmes include all Academic Year English programmes.

However, students on these programmes are limited to working part-time, 20 hours per week during their course term. Students may work full-time, 40 hours per week during approved holidays periods which must take place in June, July, August & September or from 15 December to 15 January.

ISI runs a free jobs club, where a staff member assists students who are looking for jobs within their permitted allowance.