Studying at SEK-Dublin

Studying at SEK-Dublin offers a wonderful opportunity for students from abroad to come and study in Ireland, the only English-speaking country in the EU.

Ireland is one of the safest and most dynamic young countries in Europe, providing a nurturing place to come and study. The school is located in Greystones, a town located on the east coast just south of Bray Head. Originally a small fishing village, Greystones has grown significantly over the past number of years but has not lost its friendly and welcoming village atmosphere. With frequent rail connections to Dublin, Greystones is the ideal holiday base. Superb restaurants, unique specialist shops, beaches, pubs, golf courses and driving range are all close to the town centre. Rugby, football, hurling, Gaelic football, swimming, leisure centre activities, sailing, fishing, rowing, tennis, basketball and baseball are well catered for. The new Charlesland Sport and Recreation Park is Ireland’s premier sports facility with its magnificent running track, skateboard park and sporting fields.



SEK-Dublin provides a fully immersive English environment for students coming from different countries to study in Ireland. Our entire curriculum is delivered in English. In addition to this, we offer French, Spanish, German and Irish. These are offered at various levels, from beginner level right up to the study of literature. At request, we can also offer classes to support students in other world languages.

What is more, our rigorous programme and small class sizes mean that, from mathematics to science, the humanities to the arts our students are challenged in an academic environment which ensures their progress and preparation at the very best level.

As an international school we have several accreditations (IB®, NEASC candidate, ECIS, etc) and programmes that are open to all of our students. We are undergoing NEASC accreditation and will soon be able to offer an accredited American High School Diploma, to all students graduating the DP.

For students whose mother tongue is not English, we offer the preparation for the Cambridge language exams. In addition to this, we also offer the preparation for the French DELF, Spanish Cervantes Institute exams, and German Goethe Institute Exams.

We offer the following academic timeframes:

  • 2 years IB Diploma
  • 5 years MYP programme

Come study with us in Ireland!



Immersion programmes

The following timeframes are open to any student, currently abroad, who wishes to come to SEK-Dublin for a shorter time period to continue their studies and live in an immersive English environment.

  • 1 term MYP (September to December)
  • 2 terms MYP (January to June)
  • 1 year MYP
  • 2 years DP




Studying in Ireland

If you are from an EU country, you do not need a visa to study in Ireland and you do not need to register with the department of immigration. If you are from a country which is not in the EU, you will need a visa to study in Ireland.

Students from countries such as Brazil, Mexico and Argentina can arrive in Ireland without a visa, but with a letter of acceptance from the school, and get their student visa after they arrive.

Students from China and Venezuela (for example) will need to organise a visa through their local embassy before they arrive.

The Irish Immigration Service has a webpage where you can check whether you need a visa to study in Ireland.





Guardianship is a practical and moral support system for young students who are studying in a foreign country, away from their parents. It provides reassurances to students, their parents, and the schools they are attending, that should a student need any additional care, support or assistance, there is somebody nearby who can, and will, help.

If an international student does not have relatives or close friends living in Ireland who will act as a guardian or host family, then you must engage the services of a guardian.

The cost of guardianship can range from €1,000-€4,000 a year, depending on the level of service you require. To assist parents in the selection of guardians, the school maintains a list with details of agencies and individuals who act as guardians to students already in the school, but we do not recommend any specific agency or individual. All international students must have a guardian during their time in the school, regardless of their age.