Study in Ireland

Ireland,also known as Republic of Ireland is a English speaking country and is the third largest country in Europe. Ireland is a dynamic, lively and modern country which is mainly famous for the Saint Patrick's Day, rugby exploits and the Guinness. With a long history of welcoming international students, Ireland still continues to be a location of choice from students all around the world, including North America, Europe, the Gulf and Asia. In more recent years the economy has experienced unprecedented growth especially in IT, biotechnology and international finance and it has one of the highest economic growth rates in the world. Few of the various reasons because of which Ireland can be a best option for an international student are given below:

Quality Education
Ireland has one of the best education systems in Europe.Its quality is the major contributing factor to the rapid economic growth that Ireland has experienced over the last few decades.There are over 5000 internationally recognised disciplines in Ireland.

Safe and welcoming
Being the one of the only English speaking countries in Europe, Ireland also prides on the welcome it offers to tourist and new arrivals. Last year, leading travel site Lonely Planet named Dublin as the third best city in the world to visit.Wherever you decide to stay in Ireland, you'll be wecomed by a people who are justifiably proud of their conversational skills and happy to set the world to rights over chat or deep discussion.

Research Opportunities
The Irish government spends over 782 million annually in research in Ireland's higher education institutes.The impact of this is that Ireland's higher education institutions now lead the world in an increasing number of fields.Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research impact in 19 fields, including natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.This has created a unique opportunity for all international students who wish to study at undergraduate and postgraduate level to join resaerch programmes.

Employment Prospects
Many students help support their studies by working 20 hours per week during semesters and 40 hours per week during vacations. The minimum wage in Ireland is 9.25 Euros per hour and after graduation there are work permit (PSW) and green card opportunities, which can lead to PR. The job opportunities after graduation Ireland is second to none, with post work visa available and many of the world's top companies attracted by its generous tax incentives and a highly educated workforce. As well as tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, Ireland is currently home to 9 of the world's top 10 pharmaceutical companies and is one of the globe’s largest exporter of pharmaceuticals.

Universities in Ireland
1) Trinity College Dublin
2) University College Dublin
3) National University of Ireland, Galway
4) University College Cork
5) Dublin City University
6) Maynooth University
7) University of Limerick

Colleges in Ireland
1) Mary Immaculate College
2) National College of Art and Design (NCAD)
3) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
4) Shannon College of Hotel Management

Institutes of Technology
1) Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)
2) Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
3) Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
4) DundLK Institute of Technology (DKIT)
5) Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
6) Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT)
7) Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
8) Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)

Popular Courses in Ireland
- Education
- Computer Science
- Biotechnology
- Biomedical Science
- Business Management
- Business Administration
- Clinical Psychology
- History
- Electrical Energy Engineering
- Information and Networking System
- Technical Communication and Learning

Skill Shortages in Ireland
- Chemical scientists in manufacturing (including food & beverages, medical devices)
- Mechanical engineers
- Electrical engineers
- Electronics engineers
- Information technology and telecommunications directors
- IT specialist managers
- Web design and development professionals
- Radiation therapists
- Registered Nurses (RGN, MHN, ID and Children’s nurses)
- PHECC Registered Paramedics
- Chartered and certified accountants and taxation experts
- Business and financial project management professionals
- Actuaries, economists and statisticians
- Environmental health profesersionals
- Business sales executives
- International marketing experts

Average Tuition Fee in Ireland
The cost of studying in Ireland depends on the course and institution of choice. As an international student, your tuition fees are payable before you apply.

Diploma EUR €1,000 per year
Bachelor EUR €9,750-52,000 per year
PGDiploma EUR €11,000 per year
Master EUR €9,250-31,000 per year

Minimum Wage
The minimum wage rate for 2017 is 9.25 euro per hour - but there are lower rates for younger and less experienced workers.

Adult experienced worker- 9.25 euro per hour
Over 18 and with experience of less than 2 yrs- 8.33 euro per hour
Over 18 and with experience of less than 1 yrs- 7.40 euro per hour
Aged Under 18- 6.48 euro per hour

Living Expense
The average living cost in Ireland ranges from 7,000 to 12,000 euro per year.

Scholarship
For scholarship, we recommend to begin apllication procedure at least 12 months prior to the intake. Scholarship deadlines vary amongst institutions.

Major Intakes: September
Minor Intakes: January/February

Documents Required

For Offer Letter
- Academics (SLC and above)
- Certificate of English proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL,PTE)
- Passport
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Resume/CV
- Recommendation letter from the college/Office

For Visa Process
- Letter of Acceptance
- Passport
- All Academic Certificates
- Test scores ( IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT )
- Work Experience Certificates ( optional)
- Recent photo
- Relationship Certificate
- Translation of Citizenship + Date of Birth + Parents Citizenship + Income Source + Property Valuation
- Bank Balance Certificate/Statement
- Police Report