Studying in Ireland can expensive however being a student also means that you’ll enjoy lots of exclusive discounts. Looking for the best deals but not sure where to find them? There are lots of different websites offering similar student discounts so It’s a little confusing!

Don’t worry, we created this article to let you know where you can find the top student discounts in Ireland – all in one place. No more aimless google searching!

What Do I need to apply?

It’s quite simple and you may have guessed it…you need a Student Card. For example – National and International third level student ID cards as well as International Student identitiy cards (ISIC)

Is there one place I can the best deals?

Not really, student discounts are offered across multiple channels so it’s hard to know where to look. That’s why we’re here – we’ve listed the best discounts available in Ireland as well as links to the promotions. Saving money is always fun so enjoy!

Discounts on travel in Ireland

Sign up for a student Leap Card or an iConnect Card (available to 2nd level students) and you can avail of the following:

Luas (Ireland’s local tram system):

Leap Card Pay-As-You-Go fares are up to 20% cheaper than Luas Cash Fares and Luas Leap Card 1 Day (€5.00) and Weekly (€20.00) student caps limit the amount you pay on Luas.

Dublin Bus:

Great savings available – paying your fare with a Student Leap Card is almost 20% cheaper than paying with cash. Sign up for a student leap card and use the card validator that is located on the right hand side as you board the bus.


Students, get a bit of luxury into you with a host of cheaper student fares exclusively online. Book one of Irish rail’s flexible student online tickets and enjoy a bit of luxury on their regional train services. Booking flexibility, free seat reservation, free wi-fi and more – all available to students. A Student Leap Travelcard is the ideal way for getting around Dublin by DART or Commuter Rail. There is a special student rate of capping of €7.00 per day or €27.00 per week (Mon to Sun). Once you hit the cap you can continue to travel on DART/Commuter Rail for free. 

Airport pick up

Looking for discounted rate for your airport? Contact us at for more information.

See more on how to sign up for a student leap card here.

Online Media

Economist magazine:

Our favourite weekly subscription magazine. Get 20% off their academic subscriptions at


As a college student, you get a 50% discount on your Spotify membership.

Amazon Student:

When you sign up for Amazon Student, you get all the perks of an Amazon Prime membership for half the price. What’s even better, the first six months are free and you can cancel at any time for no cost.


The Irish Times Student Hub offers free digital subscriptions for students. Many major newspapers such as The New York Times or the Wall Street Journal offer cheaper subscription rates for students. The FT also offer 50% student discounts if you ask nicely.

Hungry for more? Check out our Eating Out Discounts

Sign up for your student leap card in Dublin and avail of the following deals:


30% off food and drink at Milano every Sunday to Thursday.


€5 Medium extra value meal every time you show your student card.


Our friends at Groupon are great for local eatery discounts and they have enhanced student discounts available which are worth checking out for your local area.

Health and Fitness

Boots pharmacy:

10% off all boots stores nationwide.

Tmb Travel Health Clinics:

10% off vaccine and travel products when you produce your Student Leap card at participating clinics.

Housing and Student Accommodation

Shameless you might say but is Ireland’s leading student accommodation platform (that’s us in case you haven’t noticed). Contact us if you’re looking for group discounts, flexible payment terms, flexible booking dates and more. We only work with the best student housing providers and housing consultations are free for students so contact us if you need a hand. Just so this message isn’t lost on you – here’s that cool guy again telling you we’re number 1.

Major brands in Fashion, Retail, Technology and more

We’d recommend Unidays when it comes to student discounts for large brands in fashion, retail, technology and more. Don’t believe me? Have a look at some of these:

Up to 70% off on selected items


Up to 30% student discounts.


Just the 10% discounts available but not to be sniffed at!


Something for the gents – 50% off on apparel for students. Discounts at its finest!


Capture your special moments in Ireland with up to 10% discounts at Canon.

Microsoft Store:

I’m sure you’ll be hungry for software when you arrive in Ireland so check out the 10% discounts on Microsoft Store – we all need word, excel and outlook in our lives so happy shopping!


Get 10% off plus one year free Apple+ TV. Not bad!

The discounts listed above are really just a taster – there is so much more on offer and we’d certainly recommend the main websites listed above. Just remember there are lots of student deals out there – it’s just a matter of knowing where to find them. Best of luck and happy discount hunting!

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