Study in Ireland

Study in Ireland

Why Study in Ireland? Study in Ireland Fact File
Ireland Education System Advantages of Studying in Ireland
Required Tests Applying for the Visa
Cost of Studying & Living Colleges List
Colleges and Universities List    

Ireland is a country steeped in tradition and history. Ireland's long-standing tradition of providing exceptional education began with 6th century Irish scholar-monks, who travelled throughout Europe establishing centres of learning. Ireland's long and honourable tradition in educational excellence is recognised the world over. Successive modern governments have continued to regard education as a key priority and investment in this area has been sustained for a long time. This has resulted in one of the highest education participation rates in the world today.

Ireland's long and honourable tradition in educational excellence is recognised the world over. Dating back to the middle Ages, Ireland held the position as one of the principal education providers to the western world. Successive modern governments have continued to regard education as a key priority and investment in this area has been sustained for a long time. This has resulted in one of the highest education participation rates in the world today, which, in turn, has had positive implications for the strong economic growth and development of Ireland.

Why Study in Ireland?

Friendly Country

Voted by Lonely Planet as the most friendly country in the world (2008 & 2010)

Irish people are among the most enriching reasons to study in Ireland. We are renowned for our friendliness and hospitality which greatly contributes to the ease with which overseas students adapt to student life in Ireland. We are naturally curious and genuinely interested in others. A strong sense of community abounds.

English Speaking

Ireland is an English speaking country. Some of the great writers in English literature have come from Ireland. These include Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett.

Safe

Ireland has a reputation for being a safe and welcoming country to live in ranking 12th in the 2009 Global Peace Index

Education System

Ireland has one of the best education systems in the world according to the independent IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009 (ranks 8th)

Quality

Irish education is of the highest international quality. The quality of the Irish education system is a major contributing factor to the rapid rate of economic growth Ireland has experienced over the last few decades.

Open Economy

Ireland's small open economy has achieved deep integration within the world economy. Among the key factors contributing to this has been the Irish education system in general, and the higher education system in particular. Almost one thousand overseas companies use Ireland as their European base including Google, Intel, Yahoo, Adobe, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Apple and Amazon.com to name but a few!

Excellence

Irish higher education institutions are widely recognised for excellence in many disciplines.

Quality Research

Ireland is recognised as an international location for high quality scientific research.

Young Population

Ireland has a young vibrant population, with 36% of the population under the age of 25, Ireland is one of the most exciting places in the world to be a student.

Beautiful

Ireland is beautiful - much of the countryside remains unspoilt providing an excellent natural habitat for a flourishing flora and fauna. Ireland's landscape provides a rich environment for the many outdoor leisure pursuits for which it is famous. Watersports, hill walking, rocking climbing and caving are just a few of the many activities which can be enjoyed when taking a break from study

Rich Cultural Heritage

Ireland has a rich cultural heritage with its own distinctive language (Gaelic) music, culture and sports.

Ireland Fact File:

In 1948, The Republic of Ireland withdrew from the British Commonwealth;it joined the European Community in 1973.
The island is split between two countries, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Prior to 1921, the entire island was part of and controlled by Britain.
In 1921, 26 counties in the south were given independence and became the Republic of Ireland.
Ireland is the third largest island in Europe and the 28th in the world.
Capital of Ireland: Dublin
Irish whiskey is considered some of the best in the world.
The ancestors of U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Reagan were Irish.
Literacy rate: 99%
Ireland Currency Euro (€)

Ireland Education System:

Ireland has a long and honourable tradition in education. As a result of a sustained investment in this area Ireland now has one of the highest educational participation rates in the world - 81% of Irish students complete second-level and approx 60% go on to higher education. This dynamic, educated population has made its mark at home and abroad with international companies looking to Ireland again and again when hiring graduates for top class positions.

The Irish Education System was traditionally divided into three basis 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.

Higher Education in Ireland consists of the universities (with associated colleges of education), institutes of technology, and a number of private independent colleges. The universities and institutes of technology are autonomous and self-governing, but are substantially state-funded.

Universities

There are nine universities in Ireland - 2 in Northern Ireland and 7 in the Republic. Offering degrees at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate levels

Institutes of Technology

There are currently 14 Institutes of Technology located throughout the Republic offering programs at degree, national diploma and national certificate levels in a wide variety of subjects. Their qualifications are externally validated by Ireland's national certification authority,

Colleges of Education

There are five Colleges of Education for primary school teachers. These colleges offer three year full time courses leading to a B.Ed degree which is the recognized qualification for primary school teaching.

Independent Third Level Colleges

These colleges offer programmes leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees, which have received recognition by Ireland's national certification authority or from other external accreditation institutions (such as universities).

Advantages of Studying in Ireland

Irish Education is of the highest international quality
The quality of the Irish Education System is a major contributing factor to the rapid rate of economic growth Ireland has experienced over the last few decades.
Irish higher education institutions are highly recognized for excellence in many disciplines.
Ireland is recognized as an International location for high quality scientific research.
Ireland is an English speaking country. Some of the great writers in English literature have come from Ireland.
Irish people are among the most enriching reasons to study in Ireland. Irish people are renowned for their friendless and hospitality which greatly contributes to the ease with which overseas students adapt to student life in Ireland.

Tests Required:

Ireland colleges accept either IELTS or TOEFL scores as a proof of English Proficiency.

Diploma programs: IELTS Overall band score of 5.5 & TOEFL: 75
Bachelors Degree: Overall band score of 6.0 & TOEFL: 80
Masters Programs: Overall band score of 6.0 & TOEFL: 80

Cost of Studying:

Tuition fees vary depending on the institution and the study programme:

Undergraduate Course Average Fees:

Engineering €9,100 - €20,300
Science & Technology €9,100 - €16,500
Arts & Humanities €9,100 - €15,500
Business €9,000 - €15,500

Master’s Course Average fees:
Engineering €9,150 - €18,000
Science & Technology €9,150 - €18,000
Arts & Humanities €8,900 - €20,000
Business €9,150 - €18,800

Cost of Living:

Living expenses will differ depending upon the location of the institution, the type of accommodation preferred and on the personal expenditure of the student. On average we estimate that a student will spend around €7000 per annum.

Applying for the Visa

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