Q. What is the average age of students at OHC?
A. Most of our students are between the ages of 18 and 30.
Q. What is the minimum age required to study at OHC? Do you offer any courses for people below that age?
A. We currently do not offer courses to students under 18 years of age.
Q. When do you begin to accept applications for the courses and when is the deadline for enrolment?
A. You can apply for your course as early as you like and there is no official deadline for enrolment. However, given that all of the course and accommodation options we offer are subject to availability, we recommend that you apply as far in advance as possible so as to have the best chance of getting a place on your preferred course and in your preferred accommodation. Courses start every Monday.
Q. What are the fees for international/overseas students?
A. All course and accommodation fees are the same for all students.
Q. Is there a library/café/common room in the centre?
A. Yes – in Dublin we have a library that students can access throughout the day as well as a common room and café area. Cafés and restaurants are also located next to the school.
Q. Is there Computers and Free Internet access in the centre?
A. Yes. OHC students have access to PC's and internet. This includes WiFi broadband internet access.
Q. Can I have a trial lesson before I book my course?
A. To find out if this is possible for your chosen course, please contact us directly.
Q. What is the cost of living in Ireland?
A. This can vary greatly depending on where you live and socialise. Our homestay options offer affordable accommodation and prices for restaurants, bars and activities in Dublin are variable.
Q. Can you tell me about the buildings?
A. Our main Dublin centre is located in Capel Street in the heart of the city. The building has five storeys, a student lift/elevator and a student common room. Our Teachers’ Club venue is located just a seven-minute walk from the main centre and is in a beautiful Georgian-era building in historic Parnell Square.
Q. Are there any visa requirements for studying in Ireland?
A. Non-EU/EEA students wishing to study for more than 90 days must book a minimum of 25 weeks tuition and apply for a Study Visa. Once you have paid for a course we will issue you with a letter of acceptance which you may use to apply for your Study Visa.
Q. What about holiday allowance?
A. Holidays must be requested in advance of course commencement and cannot be granted until at least eight weeks of your course has been completed. The minimum holiday period allowed is four weeks and the maximum is eight weeks.
Q. Can I work while studying?
A. International Students are legally allowed to work while they study in Ireland. Non EU students can work up to 20 hours per week during the eight month period, and up to 40 hours per week in June, July, August and September or over the Christmas holiday.