Study in Ireland
Ireland is a part of European Union and is a very dynamic and modern country with a young population of 40% population below 25 years and one of the fastest growing economics in the world, with population of 4.75 million. The country also boasts the highest quality of life in the world, ranking first in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Quality-of-life index. Ireland has topped a list of the World’s Friendliest Countries in a survey drawn up by the Lonely Planet travel guide group.
TOP REASONS TO STUDY IN IRELAND
- English speaking country, part of European Union & one of the fastest growing economics in the world
- High quality education at affordable price
- Rich in cultural heritage with a history of world-leading innovation
- Modern & Lively country with 40% population below 25 years of age
- Post study work visa for 1 year on completion of studies
- Easier Permanent Residency (PR) after studies
- Excellent career prospects and job opportunities
- Excellent employment prospects in technology, pharma & biotech sector
- Safe and friendly country with a warm and welcoming culture
- Portal to Europe with excellent travel opportunities
- Courses starting from INR. 6 Lakhs per annum
Types of institutions:
University: Universities in Ireland are State-funded. There are 7 universities in Ireland. The top universities are The National University of Ireland (NUI), The University of Dublin, The University of Limerick (UL), Dublin City University (DCU). The State-supported universities all award their own degrees and other awards.
Institutes of Technology: These provide certificate, diploma and degree level programmes in areas such as business, science, engineering, linguistics and music.
Colleges of Education: These provide specialized training for primary school teachers. They offer a 3-year Bachelor of Education degree and an 18-month postgraduate diploma.
Cost of Study in Ireland:
Tuition costs vary considerably depending on the institution and the study programme. Tuition costs do not remain static, so it is important to double-check fees with the Institution(s) you are considering applying to.
- Tuition fees for non-E.U. students at a higher education institution are Between: Euro 9750 to Euro 52000
Admission and Application Process:
The main intake offered by all Colleges and University is September and few Universities offer Feb Intake also.
As English is the language of instruction at all Irish Institutions of higher education, students must demonstrate a proficiency in English to be accepted for a third level Programme. Generally, the required minimum score in TOEFL is 90 Internet Based Test. Many universities and colleges provide English Language training programmes for intending students. Furthermore, there are over 110 private English language training schools throughout the country which run both short and long terms courses.
Overseas students wishing to study in Ireland have two options:
Attend secondary school in Ireland and complete the Leaving Certificate Examination with Irish students. This route is chosen by a number of students who commonly take the examination in conjunction with English language tuition.
- Attested copies of the mark sheets of Standard X, XII, etc.
- 2 Academic Reference Letters from professors who have taught you most recently.
- If you have work experience, then at least one work reference letter from the employer who can comment on your professional skills and abilities.
- Statement of Purpose.
- Curriculum Vitae/ Resume.
- Portfolio in case of students applying for Arts and Design courses.
- 4 Extra Curricular Activities certificates.