Every year the RAU welcomes students from Ireland who come to the UK to receive a world-class education. 

At the RAU we offer a variety of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research programmes.

Fees & Scholarships 

Tuition fees

If you are an Irish national living in the UK or Ireland, you may be eligible for home fees and funding under the Higher Education (Fee Limit Condition) (England) Regulations 2017 (as amended) (S.I. 2017 No.1189) and the Education (Fees and Awards) (England) Regulations 2007 (as amended) (S.I. 2007 No.779).

You can check if you meet the requirements for Home Fees. Please visit the UKCISA and consult the pdf guide ‘English HE – who pays Home Fees’. First check category ‘3 years in Republic of Ireland/UK/Islands, settled in UK’ or ‘Brexit temporary offer for courses starting before 2028: Irish citizens with residence in Europe or overseas territories’.

You can also check your chosen course page to see if a non-standard fee applies to your course. Find the course page by searching our undergraduate course and postgraduate course listings.


The Royal Agricultural University offers a number of scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a range of subject areas. In addition to this, a number of external organisations grant awards which may be of interest to RAU applicants. 

Please click for details of the funding opportunities available to international undergraduate students.

Please click for details of the funding opportunities available to international postgraduate students.

Entry Requirements 

Entry requirements will vary from course to course and the information on this page is only intended to be a general guide. For individual course requirements, please refer to the course pages.

Undergraduate (Bachelor's degree)

​Successful completion of the Leaving Certificate passed at Higher / Honours level with a minimum 3H4+2H3. Please note that some courses may require higher entry requirements. Applicants are advised to check the course page, and/or conditions stated in the offer letter.

A-Level requirements Equivalent in Irish Leaving Certificate

Foundation degrees

A-Level requirements Equivalent in Irish Leaving Certificate
CD (Foundation degrees) CCC (2H4+1H3)


Postgraduate Taught degrees (MSc)


  • A good second class Bachelor Honours degree

Postgraduate Research degrees

  • MScR - Applicants require a UK honours degree at Upper Second Class or higher or equivalent qualification
  • PhD - Applicants require a Master's degree or equivalent
  • Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following personal interview with the Director of Research

Applying to the RAU


All students intending to study an undergraduate degree in the UK are required to apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). To learn more about UCAS, application deadlines and the support we provide to help you make your application see:


You can apply for postgraduate taught and research programmes via our online application which can be accessed from the relevant postgraduate course pages.


Meet us

Our team regularly travels to countries around the world, attending conventions and fairs and visiting schools and colleges. For further information and to view upcoming trips, visit our events page