Study in Ireland
Ireland is famous for its high level of education. And so it has been for centuries! Ireland used to be called the “Island of Saints and Scientists”. Ancient culture, millennial traditions, research environment, education initiatives, job opportunities and international outlook of the “Emerald Island” attract a lot of International Students from all over the world. In the past two decades, Government of Ireland has invested heavily in education. Therefore, now campuses of Irish universities in terms of comfort and equipment can be considered as one of the best in Europe. Here’s why you should consider studying in Ireland.
Why choose Ireland ?
- Ireland is at the cutting edge of science and technology :Higher education in Ireland distinguishes particular attention to research work.The National Development Plan (NDP), and the Strategy for Science, Technology & Innovation (SSTI) invested a total of €8.2 billion in research and development during last 3 years. Fortune Magazine named Ireland as one of the seven best countries for start-ups.
- Friendly and safe : It has been named in the top most World’s Friendliest Countries list by Lonely Planet travel guide. Assuring high level of security for foreigners.
- International recognition :Courses are focused on specialties and qualifications determined by the market. Where training courses include not only theoretical studies, but internships and project assignments, which make their graduates valued internationally.
- Affordable cost of living and tuition fee : Prices for studying and living in Ireland are much lower than in England.
- High quality of Education :All institutions that meet criteria are awarded a statutory Code of Practice and Quality Mark, ensuring quality. The Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is responsible for maintaining quality standards and helps international students receive the best education and training. Besides students benefit from Ireland’s investment in the education system.
- High quality of life : Ireland has a high quality of life, ranking first in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Quality-of-life index
Education System :
- Ireland has seven universities, all of which are ranked within top 700 in the 2015-16 QS World University Rankings.
- The universities offer 1-year masters degrees, most suited to international students.
- Intake months: January and September.
- Engineering, Business Administration and Information Technology are among popular courses in Ireland. No prior work experience is required for MBA.
- There are 7 Government universities providing undergraduate, post graduate and research degree programmes. And 14 Government institutions are for technology.
Application Process :
- Decide where and what you want to study
- Meet our education counselor
- Choose you university and course
- Start university and the visa application process.
Our counselors will guide you through every step.
Visa Process :
- You must show you are progressing academically and passing exams to advance to the next year of the program.
- You must provide proof of full-payment of courses to the higher education institution.
- You can only stay in Ireland for a maximum of seven years.
- Students must show a letter of renewal to prove they have maintained private medical insurance.
- Evidence of payment of the course fee to the institution should be available at the time of applying for the visa.
- Language proficiency evidence is a must.
- Evidence of sufficient funds to cover living expense, tuition fees and stay in Ireland is necessary.
- The process takes up to eight weeks and the status can be checked online.
There are six types of major award available in Ireland to obtain Student visa based on a Degree:
- Ordinary Bachelor Degree (3 years duration).
- Honour’s Bachelor Degree (3-4 years duration).
- Higher Diploma (1 year duration).
- Postgraduate Diploma (1 year duration).
- Masters Degree (1-2 years duration).
- Doctoral Degree (approximately 4 years duration).
Almost all Irish universities offer a number of scholarships for international students. Such scholarships are also awarded by organisations interested in the development of certain branches of science and technology. Student should consult with our team in advance in order to find out which scholarship he/she can apply for.
Cost of Studying & Living :
- Cost of studying in Ireland depends on a course, prestige of the university, and even, sometimes, location of the university.
- The tuition fee can range from 9,000 to 43,000 Euros per year.
- While studying in Ireland you can live in a hostel, a host family, or a rented apartment. The cost of living will depend on the conditions, but living in a host family is slightly cheaper than in a rented apartment or a house.
- Expenses per year could be around 7000 Euros for accommodation and 6000 Euros – for living, food and transportation.
Employment Prospects :
Students can work part-time up to 20 hours per week. During holidays a full day is allowed. Ireland allows post-study work visa of 2 years.
- Ireland has been one of the top countries for business. The country’s pro-business environment creates numerous job opportunities. It is among the countries with the lowest unemployment rate.
- Ireland is the European headquarters for IT and pharmaceuticals companies.
- The country offers an environment of close links between educational institutions and its thriving economy.
- According to the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report, Ireland is now the second most entrepreneurial of the top 15 countries in Europe.
Life in Ireland :
Studying in Ireland is an excellent option. You will study on a picturesque island and get a charming local pronunciation! Irish are famous for their openness and talkativeness. It will be easy for you to enter into a conversation in a cafe or in a museum after classes. Study in Ireland will allow you to visit famous green hills and breathe the air of the Atlantic on the rocky coasts.