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General Course Information - Ireland/EU Students

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The following is a brief synopsis of the course offerings available to Ireland and EU (European Economic Area) students. Please take a moment to review this basic but important information about available courses, as well as study schedules, cost, and general course structure, etc. Once you’ve read this section, use the links in the left-hand menu under Courses - Ireland/EU to review each course in detail.

* At this time, International students (students who are NOT Irish or EU citizens) may study at CNM London UK College only - for more info please visit the CNM UK site.

Admissions Contact

Nita Whelan
T: +353 (0)1235 3094

Unit 6, The Rear Courtyard,
19 Castle Street, Dalkey. Co. Dublin.
Tel: +353(0) 1 2353094

Diploma Courses

CNM offers four diploma courses, as shown below. Please see Schedules for more info. Use the links below, or in the left menu, to review each specific course detail.

Short Courses

CNM offers short courses, as shown below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa to study in Ireland?

If you are a citizen of an EEA country you do NOT need a visa.

What are the enrolment deadlines?

Typically, students enrol for the Autumn (Oct) and Spring (Feb) semesters. However, since our Biomedicine and Naturopathy courses are built around a modular system, new students can join a course throughout the year.

Can I work in Ireland while I am a student?

European Economic Area (EEA) citizens can work in Ireland without permission.

What do the course fees cover?

The course fees cover teaching, assessment, examinations, and graduation.

The course fees do NOT cover the costs of any study materials (books, texts, etc), case studies, clinical hours, travel, personal stationery, digital media and equipment like mobile phones and computers, accommodation, or general living costs.

How do I pay my course fees?

Fees are payable in full at the beginning of each academic year of your course. If you are an EEA citizen, it is possible to pay your course fees in monthly instalments - contact us for more details.

I have been asked to pay ‘enrolment fees’ - when should I pay these?

Enrolment fees must be paid within 7 days of your enrolment being approved. The enrolment fee is a one-time payment and is non-refundable. Once you have enroled, if you wish to take additional courses you will NOT have to pay any additional enrolment fees, provided you do not cancel your course of study.

Study Schedules


  • Full time, weekends and weekdays (Dublin only)
  • Part time, weekends (all colleges - Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick)

Intake Dates

Typically, students enrol for the Autumn (Oct) and Spring (Feb) semesters. However, since our Biomedicine and Naturopathy courses are built around a modular system, new students can join a course throughout the year.


Depending on your study schedule, the diploma courses can be completed in 3 to 6 years.

Full time study

  • Year 1: Biomedicine, Naturopathy Study and Naturopathic Practical
  • Years 2 and 3: Specialist training (Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine or Homeopathy)

Part time study

  • Year 1: Biomedicine
  • Year 2: Naturopathy Study
  • Year 3: Naturopathic Practical
  • Years 4 and 5: Specialist training (Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine or Homeopathy)

Our course advisors are here to help you create a schedule that suits your needs - contact us for information.

Study Costs

Please contact our registration advisors for exact course pricing, discounts, and financing options.

Study Locations

Full Time and Part time (Weekdays and weekends)

  • Dublin

Part Time (Weekends) Only

  • Cork
  • Galway
  • Limerick


Charles Sturt University CNM has developed an alliance with Charles Sturt University (CSU) in New South Wales, Australia, which allows CNM students and graduates to enrol into the Bachelor of Health Science Degree (Complementary Medicine). The CSU Degree programme is a distance learning course which starts each February and can be completed in 2 or 3 years. CSU offers the further opportunity for ongoing study to obtain a Master’s Degree, or a PH.D. in Complementary Medicine.

Charles Stuart University is Australia’s leading distance learning University, being responsible for the on-line education of over 28,000 students. CSU was awarded a "University of the Year" award in Australia, for its nationally recognised ability to reflect the needs of today’s society, and responsiveness to the need for life-long learning in a changing world.

Applications must be completed by the end of November; please contact us for more information. Students must have completed their CNM course before applying to start a CSU degree.

EEA Countries

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Iceland*
  • Liechtenstein*
  • Norway*
  • Switzerland**

* These countries are in the EEA, but are not members of the European Union.
** Switzerland is not in the EEA, but an international treaty means that from 1 June 2002 Swiss nationals have a similar right to live in the UK as EEA nationals.