International Students | Independent School Kildare | Clongowes Wood College

Each year Clongowes welcomes students from all over the world to join our seven day boarding community and we value the cultural diversity that international students bring to life at the college.

We encourage each family to visit Clongowes and in addition we use Zoom as an ideal way to communicate with those interested in joining the school.

Whilst in Clongowes our international students must have a guardian that lives in Ireland. This may be a family member or friend.

International students will study for the Irish state exams, namely the Junior Certificate and the Leaving Certificate whilst in Clongowes. Boys sit the Junior Certificate at the end of third year and the Leaving Certificate at the end of sixth year. The Junior Certificate typically consists of 10 broad ranging subjects whilst the Leaving Certificate allows for specialisation across 7 subjects.  The Irish Leaving Certificate is widely accepted for entry to universities around the world.

Irish families living abroad and those from E.U. member states do not require a visa to study in Ireland. If you are not a citizen of the E.U. you should check the visa regulations for your country here. Further information is available here

Should you have any questions about the admissions process for international students please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Office.

Phone: +353 (0) 45 838 258

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