WhyStudy in Ireland?
- Education in Ireland is free at all levels for Irish nationals and resident of theEuropean Union. This includes university education as well. However, thisbenefit is not applicable to international students.
- Entryinto the undergraduate courses (ordinary and honours degree courses) isgenerally done through the Central Applications Office (CAO).
- This way, prospective students apply throughthe CAO rather than applying individually to each university.
- Theautumn intake in Ireland starts in September and the spring intake begins inFebruary. Some universities may have enrolments throughout the year as well.
- Safetyin Ireland: Travelling through Ireland is not dangerous atall. The biggest danger you might face could be pickpockets who wouldsimply snatch your bag, which is a risk anywhere in the world. Other than thatcountry is safe for people of Indian origin, as “racist-hate” crimesare uncommon.
· Indians living in Ireland: There are around 100,000 Indians residing in Ireland currently. Cities like Galway, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and Athlone are the regions where most Indians reside.
Admission process: –
- For eachcourse, a minimum academic score of 60% and above in Standard XII is required.
- The Foundationsand the Diploma programmes are available for students who have secured around50%.
- Thestudents should have to completed 18 years of age before joining a degreeprogram.
- It isimportant to remember that even though entry requirement is lower at Irishuniversities, the education standard is not.
- Hence,you should carefully enhance your ability to cope with the high standard ofeducation through the course of next few years beforehand.
- Admission Process: For undergraduate courses, the Irishuniversities accept applications through Central Applications Office (CAO) anonline enrolment system.
- You willhave to create an account on the CAO website to provide your basic information,submit the scanned version of your documents, score of TOEFL/IELTS and payapplication fees.
The documents to be submitted are:
- Academic Transcripts: Mark Sheets of Standard X,XII, and the bachelor’s degree (if applicable)
- Internet-based TOEFL or IELTS scores
- If youhave work experience then two letters of recommendation (LOR) from the employer/manager who knows you well andcan comment on your professional abilities
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Academic Resume
- Portfolio(in case of the students applying for art and design courses or architectureprograms)
- Proof offunds
- A copy ofyour passport
Photocopies of all these documents should be translated in English and certified by the educational institution or by notary.
|Cost of living: – Course costs, costs which you only have to pay once, not regularly/ which you may have to pay if you are travelling to Ireland.Make a note of ones which apply to you and estimate the total cost of these. Visa application, Travel insurance, Medical insurance, Post/ baggage to / from Ireland, Registration with police, Mobile phone.|
|Cost||Monthly (€)||Annual (€)|
|Books & Class materials||€70||€630|
Irishstudent visa requirements: –
- Indian studentsmust have apply for a visa to enter Irelandbefore they travel.
- Studentswill be required to have accepted an offer of the recognised programme of studyin Ireland and to have a receipt of payment letter from a college in Ireland, beforeyou can begin process of applying for your visa overseas to study in Ireland.
- Studentsfrom with the EU do not need visa to study in Ireland.
Documents for the study visa: –
- A recent passport sized photograph
- Letter of acceptance from a recognized Irish university confirming that you have been accepted for a full-time course.
- Scores of either IELTS or TOEFL
- Proof of payment of tuition fees
- Bank statement as proof of enough funds (€7000) required to cover the cost of living for the first year of stay in Ireland.
- Evidence that you or your parents/sponsor have access to at least €7000 for following years of study as living costs.
- Private medical insurance papers
Tuitionfees in Ireland: –
- Indian undergraduate students
- Arts and humanities: €10,000 – €16,500
- Business: €10,000 – €16,000
- Engineering: €10,000 – €21,600
- Medicine: €31,000 – €50,000
- Sciences: €10,000 – €21,600
- Indian postgraduate students
- Arts and humanities: €10,500 – €20,000
- Business: €10,500 – €30,000
- Engineering: €10,500 – €19,500
- Medicine: €12,000 – €52,000
- Sciences: €10,500 – €18,000
IrelandUniversity Rankings 2018: –
- Trinity College Dublin
- National University of Ireland,Galway
- University College Dublin
- University College Cork
- Dublin City University
- Maynooth University
- University of Limerick
- Dublin Institute of Technology