Ireland is one of the world’s friendliest countries, in fact it has been awarded this accolade twice in recent years by the travel guide company Lonely Planet.
Degrees from Irish Universities are recognised internationally so you can be assured your future employer will respect the addition in your experience. Ireland has been chosen by some of the world’s largest technology companies as their European base, these companies include Google, Facebook, Apple and Intel. In many cases across the world, large companies work alongside nearby Universities to develop their courses and provide qualifications that better match the needs of the employer – all of which increases the value of your degree.
Whilst studying in Ireland on a course of NFQ Level 7 (Bachelor’s Degree) or above you are permitted to participate in part-time work for up to 20 hours a week during term-time and 40 hours per week during holiday time. Specific restrictions exist on working while studying so please check these with the embassy or your chosen institution before travelling. You are not allowed to stay in the country to pursue employment opportunities but you can sometimes extend your stay to study a further degree.
Ireland has strong links with both the UK (it’s nearest neighbour) and the USA (home of many immigrant Irish families). Beyond social, political and industrial links it also shares links across its education institutions, which increases the opportunities to continue your education in these countries.
Admission Process to Study in Ireland:
To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in Ireland, students should register with The Edutrust. After registration, students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at The edutrust, work on the Ireland admissions process.
You register with edutrust and be assured of obtaining the best quality advice.
• Profiling :
We make an assessment of your academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.
• Standardised Tests :
We evaluate the requirement of any standardised tests you may need to take or review results that has been already obtained.
• University/Course Selection:
Together, we shortlist potential universities and courses that match your profile.
• Document Editing :
We edit the essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.
• Application review and submission:
The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.
• Interview Preparation :
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.
• Visa Counselling :
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.
• Pre-Departure Information
We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university.
Student Visa for Ireland from India:
Here is a list of documents required for Ireland :
• Attested copies of X, XII & Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits)
• Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
• Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
• Two academic references
• Two references from employers (where applicable)
• Passport sized photographs
• Statement of Purpose (SOP)
• Draft for application fees, if applicable
• Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture programme)
• Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
Note: Documents required for individual universities and individual courses in the Ireland may vary.
Intake &Scholarships to Study in Ireland :
• Major Intake: September
• Minor Intake: Jan/Feb
Students considering Ireland are recommended to begin the application procedure 8-12 months prior to the intake. Scholarship deadlines vary amongst institutions. In order to capitalise on the available Ireland scholarships, we advise you to walk into Edutrust Global Education Offices as early as possible.
The Government of Ireland and the Irish Universities Association have announced a scholarship scheme offering Indian students a chance to pursue their studies in Ireland with 10,000 awarded for living expenses and full tuition fee waiver.
Students can apply for this Ireland scholarship once they have an offer from an Irish University for a full time taught postgraduate Master's programme.
Ireland is reaching out to international students and wants to increase international students studying in Ireland from outside the EU to 25,500 by 2015. It is recognised that India will play a crucial role in this and in addition to the fully funded scholarships many of the universities are offering attractive scholarships to aid Indian students pursuing a study abroad experience in Ireland.
Education Cost for Studying in Ireland :
Tuition Fees (EUR €)
• Undergraduate Bachelor Degree - 9000 Euros to 20000 Euros
• Postgraduate Masters Degree - 9000 Euros to 20000 Euros
Living Expenses (EUR €)
• 7000 Euros to 12000 Euros a year
Living Cost in Ireland:
It has been estimated at current prices an international student will require between 7,500 to 12,500 Euros (€) per year for food, travel, textbooks, insurance, socialising and accommodation. The amount varies depending on whereabouts in Ireland you will be studying, what kind of accommodation you choose and how socially active you are during your studies.
The biggest portion of this sum is accommodation. Each institution has an accommodation officer/advisor who can provide more information about on-campus and nearby accommodation during your studies.