Education In Ireland

Study in Ireland


Why Study In Ireland?

Ireland is a part of European Union and is a very dynamic and modern country with a young population one of the fastest growing economics in the world. The country also boasts the highest quality of life in the world, ranking first in the Economist Intelligence Units Quality-of-life index. Ireland has topped a list of the Worlds Friendliest Countries in a survey drawn up by the Lonely Planet travel guide group. Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research impact in 19 fields.

This creates a unique opportunity for you at undergraduate and postgraduate level to join research programmes that are driving innovation and changing lives worldwide. It is one of the best education systems in Europe with a history rich in tradition and learning. Quality education leading to rapid growth of economy. Ireland is also where some of the world’s biggest and best companies have located key, strategic research facilities.

Top Courses

Ireland has a rich history and can offer some of the best universities in the world. Ireland is a country where traditions, religion and history play a big role in everyday life as well as in the nation’s self-perception. Ireland is also a home to some of the finest higher education institutions. It stands on the 8th place in the world for the number of universities in the list of Top 500 universities. If you choose to spend your time earning a Master in Ireland in the exciting Irish cities, you will be able to choose from a great variety of universities, colleges and business schools.

Higher education institutions in Ireland offer a broad selection of courses in Ireland programs :
  • Accounting
  • Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Nursing
  • Bio Technology
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Design
  • Finance and Economics
  • Health Informatics
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hotel Management
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Product Design and Technology
  • Production Management
  • Psychology Science
  • Social Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Sport & Performance
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Veterinary Medicine

Career Opportunities

Part Time:
Only students attending a full time course of at least one year's duration leading to a qualification recognized by the Minister for the Education and science will be entitled to take up casual employment defined as up to 20 hours part time work per week or full time work during normal college vacation periods.

Full Time:
Third Level graduate scheme: Students who have studied in the Ireland and completed a qualification with Bachelors (Three or Four Years). Post graduate Diploma. Masters or MBA form an Irish Higher educational Institutions listed by Irish awarding Body (Overseas Accreditation will not be accepted) will be allowed to remain in Ireland for up to 12 months and 6 months for the Ordinary Bachelors Degree(Three years Full Time) to seek employment and apply for a Green Card/ Work Permit. This period of months starts from the day you receive exam results.

Ireland is a highly developed democracy with a modern economy. The Irish economy is particularly strong in the areas of software development, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and international Services.

Dublin Ireland is Google's European Headquarters and its largest operation outside the US, with employees from over 40 nationalities.

Ireland has an export based economy. Main industries in Ireland are Software, Mining, Construction, Telecom, Tourism and hospitality.Ireland has also establishes itself in areas of Life Science including Biotech & Pharmaceuticals Industries. It has 32 Manufacturing plants -approved by USA Food & Drug Administrations producing 6 of 10 World's best selling drugs.

Education System

The Irish Education System was traditionally divided into three basic levels: Primary (8 years), Secondary (5 or 6 years) and Higher Education which offers a wide range of opportunities from post-secondary courses, to vocational and technical training, to full degree and the highest post-graduate levels.

The higher education system in Ireland is broad in scope and encompasses the university sector, the technological sector, the colleges of education and private, independent colleges. The institutions which fall within the first three groupings are autonomous and self governing, but substantially state funded. Education has been a key factor in making Ireland one of the fastest growing economies in the world over the past decade.

“Cooperative Education” involves placement of students in employment relevant to their Degree programmes for six or eight months during their undergraduate studies. Some Institutions in Ireland adopts this model as an integral part of the academic programme.

Application Procedure

The main intake offered by all Colleges and University is September and few Universities offer February Intake also.

English Requirement
As English is the language of instruction at all Irish Institutions of higher education, students must demonstrate a proficiency in English to be accepted for a third level Programme. Generally, the required minimum score in TOEFL is 100 & IELTS 6.5 Internet Based Test. Many universities and colleges provide English Language training programmmes for intending students. Furthermore, there are over 110 private English language training schools throughout the country which run both short and long terms courses.

Entry Requirements

Overseas Students Wishing To Study In Ireland Have Two Options:
Attend secondary school in Ireland and complete the Leaving Certificate Examination with Irish students. This route is chosen by a number of students who commonly take the examination in conjunction with English language tuition.

Undertake recognized public examinations in their own countries. This is a more common route and it is essential that every applicant check that the educational qualifications she/he is presenting are adequate to satisfy entry requirements. To have a realistic prospect these results should be very good, e.g. for medicine 3 good 'A' Level passes (grades A/B) or the equivalent, in relevant subjects are required. The minimum requirement for most degree level programmes is 3 grade 'C's at A level or equivalent. If there is any doubt about the acceptability of an applicant's qualifications, clarification should be sought in good time from the particular third level institution.

Students can apply to the institutions directly or to the Central Applications Office for Undergraduate Programmes.

    Documents Required
  • Attested copies of the mark sheets of Std X, XII, etc.
  • 2 Academic Reference Letters from professors who have taught you most recently.
  • If you have work experience then at least one work reference letter from the employer who can comment on your professional skills and abilities.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume.
  • Portfolio in case of students applying for Arts and Design courses
  • Extra Curricular Activities certificates.

Education Cost

Tuition Fees
Tuition fees vary depending on the institution and the study programme. An example of tuition fees for 2014/ 2015 for undergraduate, non-E.U. students at a third level institution are as follows:


Average Fees (Euro)

Medicine Related Courses

€ 12,035 – € 51,635


€ 10,000 - € 21,600

Science & Technology

€ 10,000 - € 21,600

Business Related

€ 10,000 - € 30,000

Arts And Humanities

€ 10,000 - € 20,000

{1 Euro € = Rs 75 approx.}

Cost Of Living
On average, a single student should count approx. between €8,000 and €12,000 per year as living expenses, depending on location and lifestyle.

Third level students: The higher education system in Ireland is called as Third level education or tertiary education.

Most third level institutions have on-campus student residences, often resembling small villages with on-site facilities such as shops, launderettes, restaurants etc.

Another popular option, particularly in the main cities is self-catering rented accommodation, often shared with other students. Students opting for this kind of accommodation are advised to arrive in the country two or three weeks prior to the start of the academic year in order to secure a place in a house/apartment.

Some third-level students opt for host family accommodation. This can be a good option for those leaving home for the first time as it helps to integrate them into the local community and the Irish way of life. Students are normally provided with their own room and with morning and evening meals.


Visa in Ireland normally takes up to 4 to 5 weeks time and it is best to apply well in advance. A letter of Acceptance from the college, confirming you have been accepted and enrolled on a course of full-time education, involving a minimum of 15 hours organised daytime study each week and evidence of financial support for tuition fees and living expenses are issued visas. Along with the visa form you need to submit personal information, academic qualifications, financial strenghts equaling to €7000 for each year as living expenses.

Generally you are granted a visa for the entire duration of the course and the student visas are Multi Entry Visas. Indur also has dedicated visa counsellors who are trained in visa formalities to help the students with the above.

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