Study in Ireland

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.

Benefits of studying in Ireland for students

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.

Work while you study.

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.

Study at historical and beautiful campuses.

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.

Research facilities are excellent.

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.

Build an alumni network.

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

Scholarships For Study In Ireland

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:

  1. NUI Galway International student scholarships – is open to all students from non EU countries and offers scholarship amount of up to 2000 Euros for selected students.
  2. DCU international student scholarship – offers scholarships for students studying at Dublin City University and covers cost of tuition for international students.
  3. Trinity College in Dublin offers a wide variety of scholarships for students for different courses of study.
  4. A number of other scholarships are available for completing your course in Ireland, depending on your course of study, university and your academic background. Book a free consultation with our overseas education consultants to know all the options for financing your studies.

Eligibility for pursuing education in Ireland

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.

What we can do for you

  1. Our dedicated abroad education consultants are well versed with the procedure for admission to Irish Universities and can help you navigate the admission process.
  2. Our consultants will help you decide on the best course of study and university to study in Ireland.
  3. We will ensure that you comply with all the eligibility requirements and help you throughout the admission and visa process.
  4. We will guide you through the visa application process for a student visa to Ireland and make sure that all the requirements are met to the letter.


You will need to get admission for a course to study in Ireland to be able to apply for a student visa. The above article can provide you with detailed information about applying to Ireland universities. You can also visit us for a free consultation for personalized advice on best universities for you.
The cost of studying in Ireland can vary by university and course. Contact our consultants to know more about costs for your course of study.
The IELTS score can vary from university to university. For a deeper understanding of English language requirements visit us for a free consultation.


  1. Major intake – September
  2. Other Intakes – January, May


Living Costs

€7000 to €11,000 per annum depending on location and lifestyle

Tuition Fee

€8500 €13000 per annum for Masters programs

€7000 €10000 per annum for diploma programs

Application Process

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.