Ireland’s worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence. Despite being an island nation, it is jam-packed with things that make it a popular destination for students studying abroad.
Whether you live and study in a small Irish city or the bustling capital of Dublin, you’ll appreciate both of Ireland’s distinctive personalities: the modern & vibrant social & cultural life as well as the traditional and historic character that is truly Irish.

The Irish education system is one of the best in Europe

The country is home to leading global MNCs.

English speaking country

Ireland has a young vibrant population

International hub for high quality scientific research

A safe country to study and live in.

List of Universities in Ireland

  • Dublin City University
  • National University of Ireland
  • Maynooth University
  • NUI Galway
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • University of Limerick
  • University of Dublin
  • Trinity College
  • Atlantic Technological University
  • Munster Technological University
  • South East Technological University
  • Technological University Dublin

List of Programs in Ireland

  • Business Analytics
  • Investment Banking and Finance
  • Big Data / Data Science
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Construction
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Data Analytics
  • Interior Design
  • Computing (Applied) for Technologists
  • MSc in Computing
  • MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics
  • MSc in Management (Business)
  • MSc in Computing (with Major Options)

Work While studying in Ireland

Non-EEA students with Stamp 2 permission to remain are allowed to take up casual employment. They can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and up to 40 hours a week in the holidays. Holiday periods have been standardized – June to September inclusive and from 15 December to 15 January. Students with stamp 2A permission are not allowed to work.

Since 1 February 2020 the national minimum wage for an experienced adult employee is €10.10 per hour. An experienced adult employee for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act is an employee who has an employment of any kind in any 2 years over the age of 18. The national minimum wage is reviewed at regular intervals.


Cost of Studying in Ireland

The average tuition fees for undergraduate courses in universities in Ireland range from €9000 (Rs. 7,03,800) to €45,000 (Rs. 35,19,000) per year and for Master’s and Ph.D. it ranges from €9,150 (Rs.7,15,530) to €37,000 (Rs. 28,93,400) per year. Courses such as Business Management and Medicine from top ranked universities could be as high as Rs 35 Lakhs per annum. Student Cover provides unsecured education loans of up to Rs. 40 lakhs to students who wish to pursue higher education in countries like Ireland.

How to Get Permanent Residency in Ireland

  • Get admitted to a relevant course – Ireland has a small population of only 4.78 million individuals with certain set of skills are in great demand in Ireland. So, one can take up a course based on the demand in the Irish labor market. This way, one would not only be able to get quality education from an educational institution in Ireland, but, his or her chances of getting a job in Ireland would also increase.
  • Apply for ‘D’ Visa – One requires ‘D’ visa if he or she is going to stay in Ireland for more than 90 days or three months. In order to get the visa, one must be proficient in English language. One is required to score well in English language tests such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearson’s Test in English (PTE) in order to get the visa.
  • Apply for Residence Permit – A citizen or Non-EU and Non-EEA country is required to register for residence permit if he or she is going to stay in Ireland for more than 3 months. One can register for the permit at any local Grada National Immigration Bureau (GNIB), a unit of Ireland’s national police force. The registration fee at GNIB is €300.
  • Apply for job – In order to get work permit, a student should have a job offer from EEA employer who has the requisite permission to operate in Ireland. One should also apply for job that falls in Highly Skilled Eligible Occupation List. However, one should accept only that job offer where the annual remuneration is €30,000 (in case of Critical Skills Permit) or €27,000 (in case of General Employment Permit).
  • Apply for work permit – After getting a job, one can apply for work permit either by himself or through his or her employer. The work permit allows an individual to live and work in Ireland till the time his visa does not expire. If an individual is employed, he can renew the visa and continue staying in Ireland.
  • Apply for Permanent Residency in Ireland – While it takes a total of 5 years of stay in Ireland to become eligible to apply for permanent residency in Ireland if one holds General Employment Permit, it requires only 2 years in case of those who hold Critical Skills Employment Permit. The completion of 5 years or 2 years is calculated from the time of registration for the residence permit at GNIB. After living in Ireland for a period of 5 years post permanent residency, one becomes eligible to apply for citizenship of Ireland if he or she chooses.

Irish Study Visa

Ireland has over the years become a popular study destination among international students. The government has pumped in large investments in its higher education institutions making the state-of-art-institutes robust for higher studies. The language of instruction used in the universities is English and international students can benefit from the comparatively lesser tuition costs and living expenses as compared to the United Kingdom.

International students wanting to study in Ireland and belonging to non-European countries would be required to apply for an Irish Student Visa. Only after being accepted by the Irish university, can a student apply for the Ireland study (student) visa, as their acceptance letter would be required during the visa application process. So Indian students, need to acquire a student visa to enter Ireland for the purpose of education.

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