Ireland is known and regarded as one of the world’s friendliest countries. It might interest you to know that it has been awarded this accolade twice in recent years by the travel guide company Lonely Planet.
Also degrees from Irish Universities are accepted internationally so you should be rest assured that your future employer will respect the addition in your experience. Secondly, Ireland has been chosen by global tech companies as their European base, these companies are 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.
Irish universities have collaborations with the industry thereby combining study along with practical hands on training and giving scope to the students to move into specialist areas of engineering. Also, the government of the country offers financial funding to the students who are financially weak.
|Subject Area||Postgrad Fees|
|Business and Management||€ 9,150 – 18,800|
|Science and Engineering||€ 9,150 – 18,000|
|Arts and Humanities||€ 8,900 – 20,000|
|Medicine and Health Studies||€ 12,035 – 37,000|
It is estimated that an international student will require between 7,500 to 12,500 Euros (€) per year to take care of food, travel, textbooks, insurance, socialising and accommodation. This amount is very tentative and would depend on the location the student chooses, the kind of accommodation and how socially active he/she will be during their 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.
To study at degree level you will need to prove your English language ability in order to be accepted onto your chosen course. As with most English speaking destinations you will require an IELTS composite score of 6.5 (no lower than 6.0 in any component) or TOEFL score of 550 (220 for the computer based test). If you do not meet these requirements you can study short English language courses either in Ireland or in your home country.
If you are going to study in Ireland from a country within the EU you do not need a visa, if you are coming from outside of the EU then you will be required to hold a valid visa. This should be applied for up to 8 weeks in advance of departure.
The main conditions for a student visa in Ireland are:
- You have a letter of acceptance from your chosen Institution
- You must have proof that the tuition fees have been paid to the institution (in full if below €6,000)
- You have access to over €3,000 in addition to your tuition fees
- You have private medical insurance, this can be arranged through a group scheme with your institution or individually
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