Do I have to take an official English examination such as Cambridge, IELTS, TIE?

Note, new restrictions apply to students who start their course after October 1st, 2015

See: End of course exam entry policy

If you are a Non-EU Academic Year student you MUST finish your course with an official examination. You have paid a €170 deposit (€225 from January 1st, 2019) for this when you made your booking. This deposit is NOT refundable. We recommend that you start thinking about which exam you want to do after 12 weeks. Talk to your teacher about it. You may wish to take extra lessons (see question above) in one of our examination preparation classes, though this is not obligatory. When you decide which examination suits you, email exams@isi-ireland.ie and the Academic Manager will assist you in booking the exam. You will have to pay the balance of the fee owed, this can be done at ISI reception.

If you are from the EU or Switzerland and you have booked a FCE or CAE course, then email exams@isi-ireland.ie to ensure you have paid the examination fee and booked an examination date.

Whether EU or non-EU you will need:

  • Application form
  • Copy of passport and GNIB card (if any)

Exams are non-refundable once booked. It is the student’s responsibility to check their emails, ensure they are prepared, and follow the information and advice of ISI teachers and staff in advance of examinations.