The application process for both study visas is the same. Applications are made online via AVATS (Online Visa/Preclearance Application Facility). Complete the application form and pay the fees. Submit your passport and supporting documents for processing. You may need to supply your biometric information.
The application process takes about eight weeks.
Note: The short-stay study visa doesn’t provide a path to emigrate permanently to Ireland.
Should you find a job while on your stay-back visa, you may be eligible to emigrate to Ireland, depending on the work visa you require.