There are many things to prepare for and organize before your departure from your home country to your study abroad location. Each of our programs have different requirements and pre-departure information, which is available to you by clicking your program below. Please feel free to browse but know that essential information will be communicated to your via your student portal and email after you are accepted to FIE

In addition to any home-school preparation students might have, pre-departure orientations on partner campuses are often conducted by a visiting FIE staff member. Students also have access to FIE pre-departure guides to help them with their preparation.

Where are you going?


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Most major airports in Ireland and Abroad will have information on getting to/from the airport on their websites. We recommend that you research your journey to the airport before you travel. Follow the links below for information on the main airports in Ireland. 

Dublin Airport Terminal 1 Departures LevelIRELAND AIRPORTS

Dublin Airport

Irelands main airport is located in Dublin, a short 10km from the city    centre. Click Here for ways to get into the city centre from the airport. It will generally be the cheapest airport to fly in and out of Ireland.

Belfast International Airport

This is the main airport for Northern Ireland.

Cork Airport

Located in the South West of Ireland.

Shannon Airport

Located in the West of Ireland. 


If you’re about begin your study abroad programme with FIE and need information on arrivals and check-in, please head over to our Arriving in Dublin page.



(Note: the links above should be used for guidance only. FIE does not endorse any particular airlines or websites.)


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Friends or family visiting you in Dublin? Need a place to stay outside of your program dates? Check out our Places to Stay page for details on local accommodation.



(Note: the links above should be used for guidance only. FIE does not endorse any particular hotels, hostels or websites).

Medical Services

From time to time (but hopefully never!), you may require medical attention while abroad in Dublin. Smaller colds and coughs can generally be treated with over the counter medication after consulting with a pharmacist at a local pharmacy. Accidents and emergencies require more immediate attention at a facility. Always know your insurance information and the costs involved in seeking medical treatment abroad. 

You can locate all the local hospitals, clinics, and other services listed below on the FIE local area map

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Thomas Street Medical Centre - By appointment

  • 1 St. Catherine's Lane West, Dublin 8

Aungier Street Clinic - By appointment 

  • 16 Redmond Hill At the junction of Aungier St & Wexford St above O'Hara's Pharmacy Aungier St 
    Dublin 2 

STI & HIV Testing 

  • Various locations for gay, straight, bisexual and transgender people 

TCD Student Clinic – By appointment

  • Free of charge for Trinity College students

UCD Student Clinic – By appointment

  • €25 doctor's consultation


Smiles Dental

  • 4 South Anne Street, Dublin 2

Portobello Dental Clinic

  • 34 South Circular Road, Portobello, Dublin 8


Thomas St Pharmacy

  • 55 Thomas St., Dublin 8

Hickeys Pharmacy

  • 18 Meath St., Dublin 8
  • 55 Lower O'Connell St., Dublin 1 – Open till 10pm

Boots Pharmacies

  • Various locations in the city


A&E Hospital charges for Non-EEA students on study programmes less than 1 year in duration. Hospitals listed in order of proximity to The Binary Hub

If you are hospitalized, please notify FIE as soon as possible 

  • FIE Dublin office – 01 679 9518 
  • Student Life Advisors  – (Ruby) 087 7798012 / (Sarah) 086 0784087

Due to the high cost of attending the Accident & Emergency department, it is recommended that a student only visits A&E in the case of a genuine emergency. In all other cases, the student should first refer to a GP. A student referred to the A&E department by a GP will not incur any charge.


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