Ireland

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Study in Ireland

Ireland is a country steeped in tradition and history with a long established reputation for its education excellence. Ireland is an English-speaking country with close cultural, economic and educational links with the English-speaking world, especially with UK – the next door neighbour and with USA, where Irish Americans form a high proportion of the population. Ireland is part of the EU family of nations and cultures and of the increasingly integrated European Education Area. Every year almost 200,000 students of all ages and from all over the world come to study in Ireland.

Ireland Strengths

A Friendly, Safe Environment
English Speaking Country
Extensive Choice of Courses
Internationally Recognised Qualifications
Long Tradition in Education Excellence
Innovative and Creative Culture
Leading Global Companies in Ireland
Best for Entrepreneurs and Business
Ireland and Technology

Living expense in Ireland

Before deciding to study Ireland, you should ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover your costs of living. For students who require a visa, being able to demonstrate this will form part of your application. While you may be able to undertake part-time work during your time here, you should not have to rely on this income to meet all your expenses.

Precisely how much you will need will vary depending on where you are studying in Ireland, on the type of accommodation you choose and, of course, on your own personal lifestyle. But, on average, we estimate that a student will spend between 5,000 and 11,000 Euro per year.

After study options in Ireland

Post Study Pathways for International Students: It may be possible to stay in Ireland after you complete your studies for the purpose of seeking employment under the Irish Third Level Graduate Scheme. This scheme exists to allow legally resident non-EU third level graduates to remain in Ireland in order to look for employment or apply for a green card/work permit.

During their approved stay under the scheme, a student can work full-time (40 hours a week).
The permission under the Irish Third Level Graduate Scheme is non renewable.
A student can only avail of the Third Level Graduate Scheme in accordance with the rules below.
One Year Permission under the Third Level Graduate Scheme Permission
This allows non-EU/EEA students who have graduated from Irish higher education institutions to remain in Ireland for 12 months to seek employment.

To be eligible for a one year permission under the third level graduate scheme, a student is required to have:

an award granted by a recognised Irish awarding body, for example Dublin Institute of Technology, Irish universities,
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Institutes of Technology with delegated authority).
Students are eligible for scheme if they have a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree
Employers can hire graduates who are eligible to work for up to 40 hours per week.
You must have a valid GNIB card which will be extended for 12 months

When should you apply for the Third Level Graduate Scheme:

You apply, after your results issue, to the GNIB office. You must:
Provide a letter from the university or college you attended indicating you have obtained your examination results and are eligible to graduate
Have a valid passport
Have your GNIB Card
Pay 300 Euro by credit/debit card.

Ireland student visa guidelines

You will need to provide the following with your visa application:

Letter of acceptance from a recognised school/college/university in Ireland confirming that you have been accepted on a course of study.
Evidence of your academic ability to pursue the chosen course through the English language (unless it is an English language course).
Evidence that the fees for the course have been paid in full.
Evidence that you have enough funds (7,000 Euro) to maintain yourself for the initial part of your stay.
Evidence that you or a sponsor have access to at least €7,000 for each subsequent year of your studies, in addition to the course fees for each of those years.
Evidence that you have private medical insurance
An explanation of any gaps in your educational history
Confirmation that you intend to return to your country of permanent residence when you leave Ireland.

Univesities in Ireland

Attention all students: please make sure your passports are ready. If not please apply immediately to avoid delay.

Top Reasons to Study in Ireland:
Best education systems in the world
Over 5000 internationally recognised qualifications
Access world-class research opportunities
Connect with career opportunities with leading global companies
Achieve your ambitions in Europe’s most entrepreneurial country
Join the 35,000 international students from 161 countries
English speaking country
Friendliest and safest countries in the world

Some of the institute in Ireland which are very popular among Indian students are listed below. There are lots of girls and boys studying from India in these universities.