Study in Ireland

Here are the top reasons for choosing to study in Ireland:
  • All of Ireland’s universities are ranked in the top 5% globally
  • Ireland is ranked 11th in the 2018 Global Innovation Index
  • Ireland awards hundreds of scholarships annually
  • Over 1,000 top multinational Digital, ICT, Social Media, Pharma and Finance companies operate out of Ireland
  • Fantastic post-study work opportunities - Ireland is the second most attractive country globally for foreign direct investment (FDI) - after Singapore
  • Ireland is one of the safest countries in the EU. It scored 100/100 on the index of ‘non-corruption’
  • Students holding ‘Stamp 2/Long Stay D Visa’ are allowed 40 hours of work during holidays and 20 hours during term time
  • Third Level Graduate Scheme Permission allows international students who have graduated from Irish higher educational institutions to remain in Ireland for 24 months to seek employment
  • Ireland is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Application Process

  • Step 1
    Qualifications Recognition
    • The Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is intended to put you, the international student, at the centre of the educational and training system in Ireland.
    • The NFQ provides a structure (a framework) to understand, compare and contrast the level and standard of different qualifications.
    • Quality and Qualifications Ireland – QQI advises on the recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland and of Irish qualifications abroad.
  • Step 2
    • There are two routes through which to apply for a postgraduate course in Ireland
    • a)Apply directly to the international office in your preferred higher educational institute.
    • b)Apply through the Postgraduate Applications Centre. Depending on individual circumstances, only one of these two will be the right choice for you.
    • If you are not sure or have doubts with applications then
    • Contact us and we can help you.
  • Step 3
    Tuition Fees
    • Tuition costs vary considerably depending on the institution and the studyprogramme.
    • Tuition costs do not remain static, so it is important to double-check fees with theinstitution(s) you are considering applying to.
    • The fees can range from €5,000 - €25,000.
    • If English is not your native language or your undergraduate degree was not taught inEnglish, you will have to pass an approved test, such as ITELT, before registering forany course.
  • Step 4
    Visa Application
    • Apply for a visa – a multi-entry visa generally costs €100.
    • The visa fee is an administration fee which covers the cost of processing yourapplication.
    • This fee cannot be refunded if your application is refused or withdrawn. – N.B.
    • After arrival, make an appointment with the Irish Naturalisation and ImmigrationService office in the Registration Office and pay the €300 fee to be issued a residencepermit.
  • Step 5
    Financial Documents
    • A valid receipt showing that the course fees have been lodged to an approved student fee payment service.
    • You must provide evidence that you have access to sufficient funds to cover yourtuition fees and cost of living expenses, without recourse to public funds, or thereliance on casual employment.
    • A bank statement covering the six-month period immediately prior to your visaapplication will be required.

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