Ireland is proving to be highly popular with international students who are planning to study in an English speaking environment. Many universities in Ireland are renowned for their historic campuses and excellent academic courses, not to mention research facilities. A huge number of international students are coming to study in Ireland and the number is steadily growing over the last few years. Richard Burton, the Minister for education in Ireland, has announced measures to encourage students from all over the world to select Ireland for their higher education.
Universities in Ireland have a certain old world charm about them and are some of the oldest institutions in the world. The quality of education is on par with the rest of the developed world.
Ireland allows students to work for 20 hours per week during academic session and 40 hours per week during holidays while they study in Ireland.
Studying in Ireland can make you feel as if you stepped into a movie set. The campuses are architecturally and naturally beautiful and are more than a century old.
The research that emanates out of Irish universities is amongst the best in the world. Whether it is in the field of astrophysics, sociology or medicine, the best research is coming out of Irish universities.
Ireland attracts students from all over the world with its quaint buildings and emphasis on academics. Studying in Ireland can give you an excellent opportunity to build an alumni network with students from all over the world
A number of scholarship options are available for international students who opt to study in Ireland and are looking for assistance in covering the costs of study. The government of Ireland as well as many universities and privately funded organizations offer scholarships to deserving and needy international students who plan to pursue their higher education in Ireland. Some of the most popular Ireland scholarship programs for the country are:
You will need to complete your secondary school certification or equivalent qualification to pursue your under graduate course in Ireland.
You will need to show the results of IELTS or TOEFL test to demonstrate your English language skills as the courses are conducted in English.
The minimum marks for these tests will vary from university to university.
You will need to show proof of funds for supporting first year of living costs.
€7000 to €11,000 per annum depending on location and lifestyle
€8500 €13000 per annum for Masters programs
€7000 €10000 per annum for diploma programs
The admission process is extremely short and quick. Students can apply to the educational institute with application form, relevant academic documents etc (for a complete list please contact our offices). Universities and other institutions take about 1 to 2 weeks for processing an application. Once admission is confirmed students have to apply for pre visa approval from Ireland Embassy. After Pre visa approval students will be intimated by Ireland High Commission to make one term fee payment. After paying the fees , students get visa approved.
Students who enroll for a study program in Ireland are eligible to work part time for upto 20 hours per week during the period when the term is going on and full time during holidays. The average wage for part time jobs is between €8 and €10 per hour. On completion of the program students are allowed to work for a period of 1 year on a full time basis. Ireland also has a comparatively liberal family immigration policy and students who have studied in Ireland earn special points.
On receiving an admit or in principal approval a student can apply for Irish visa. A police clearance will be needed before an application for a visa is made. The visa application form along with the relevant admission, educational and financial documents (for a detailed list please check with our office) have to be submitted to the Irish embassy. The visa office takes anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks based on the number of pending applications in queue to communicate its acceptance. The visa is usually for a period of 3 months only and has to be extended after joining the educational institution.