When will I receive my first scholarship payment?

In order to receive payment you are required to open a bank account. To do this you will need to first do some paper work (such as applying for social security numbers/ registering your visa etc.). We have scheduled time for you to do these things during the first weeks of your course. As soon as you have your bank account details we will start processing your payments. It is essential that you start work on these things during the orientation week. Judging by previous years payments, we expect that you receive your first payment in mid October.

How do I apply for a visa for Scotland?

To make a Tier 4 General Student application you must have 40 points under the UK Home Office points assessment. You can score

· 30 points for having a valid confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS), issued by the University of St Andrews and for having acceptable English language skills; and

· 10 points for having enough money (also known as maintenance or funds) to cover your course fees and living costs.

You should not require your offer letter as part of the Tier 4 visa process.

What information is available regarding arriving in Ireland, getting to NUIM from the airport and Orientation week?

*** All international students can avail of transfers from the airport - please read the website listed below for details.

*** Taught Masters students orientation:

Monday 16th September 9:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Iontas Lecture Theatre, Iontas Building (North Campus) - Full Details at http://graduatestudies.nuim.ie/newstudents2013