Medical Insurance and Healthcare

Medical insurance (that DkIT organizes on your behalf) for International Students is mandatory. The cost of this policy is €170 annually (as of 2019). Details of what your policy covers can be provided to you on request from DkIT International Office. If your medical insurance is being sponsored by a third-party, you will need to provide us with evidence of this.

Out-of-Hours Doctor Service

International students requiring emergency medical care at evenings and at weekends can access the Emergency Medical Clinic for a fee of €50.

The Emergency Number is (0353) 042 9320038. This emergency number is available after 18:00 hours Monday to Friday, all day at Weekends and Bank Holidays. When you phone the out-of-hours Doctor service, an automated answering-service will provide you with a contact mobile number of the Doctor on call. Have a pen and paper ready when you phone, to write down the mobile number. When you ring the mobile number, you will be given contact details for the Doctor-on-Call in County Louth. (Please note the practice may be located anywhere in the county and you may need to take a taxi).

You are advised to keep your receipts for any costs you may wish to claim for. 

Health Unit on Campus

DkIT has a Health Unit on campus, in the event of you getting ill. You will be seen by the Nurse/Doctor free-of-charge, as a registered student of the Institute. The service is open daily and is located in the Faulkner Building. 

More Information about the Health Unit


Information about Healthcare

  • International Office