Study in Ireland

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Ireland at a glance
Ireland is an island located the North Atlantic in North-west of Europe. It is a special and exciting place for anyone who wants to think, explore and learn. It is known for its industries like - Financial, Information Technology, Pharmacy and Engineering etc. In Ireland graduates are innovators in their fields, topers in their communities and ambassadors for excellence all around the world. Qualifications earned and connections made in Ireland deliver a new passport to success.

Companies who require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success choose to locate in Ireland. Ireland has welcomed world famous multinational companies like Apple, Accenture, Google, Facebook, Oracle, Pfizer,Intel to name just a few — all of whom chose Ireland as their European base. Due to that reason Irish graduates have 98% employability and success. Ireland is renowned for friendliness; safe English-speaking country offers the warmest of welcomes to International students from all over the world.

Why Study in Ireland

Ireland is a small country approximately 48 lakhs population, it is pioneer in its technology, research and Innovation. It is the 4th world famous in safety and security and only English speaking country in Europe. Ireland's Higher Education Institutions are absolutely committed to ensuring that visiting students settle in to their new environment and have all the information needed for an enjoyable stay. Irish education system is world famous and recognised. In Ireland three types of educational institutes are available to international students. Universities, colleges and Institute of technologies.

Innovative and Creative Culture

Did you know that Irish people were behind all these life-changing inventions like submarine, colour photography, the modern tractor, the guided missile, the nickel-zinc battery.etc. Mr.Robert Boyle is known as the father of chemistry is Irish man. Francis Rynd invented the hypodermic syringe, many famous persons born in Ireland.

High standard of Education

The Irish Government invests over 783 million annually in research in Ireland's higher education institutions. The impact of this funding is that Ireland's higher education institutions now lead the world in an increasing number of fields. Ireland is the best designation for world’s biggest and best companies have located key strategic research facilities in their fields.

National Framework of Qualifications (NQF)

NQF is designed to put the international student, at the centre of the education and training system in Ireland. The NFQ provides a structure to understand, compare and contrast the level and standard of different qualifications. Students are encouraged to use the National Framework of Qualifications to identify the qualification they will achieve before making decisions.

Employment and job opportunities

International students can work up to 20 hours a week during their course and 40 hours during vacation. Many Indians have done very well as doctors medical professionals, manufacturers and there are a growing number of successful Indian IT professionals as well. International students can get jobs top Fortune 500 Companies.

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1. What are the scholarship options for international students?
Number of scholarships are available for international students from various sources such as the Irish Government, the Irish higher education institutions and other organisations. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and academic credentials
2. Can I work during my studies?
International students are allowed to work part-time (20 hours a week) and full-time (40 hours a week) during vacation.
3. What are the ielts requirements for UG and PG courses?
In Ireland many institutions required 6.5 not less than 6.0 bands for Post-graduation and 6.0 not less 5.5 for Under-graduation.
4. What is the approximate tuition fee in Ireland?
On an average for UG courses 8,000€ to 16,000€ for PG courses 10,000€ to 18,000€.
5. What are the cost of living expenses in Ireland? 
Living expenses will vary depending upon the location of your institution, the type of accommodation you opt for and your personal expenditure. On an average, the expenses may vary between €8,000 and €12,000 per year.
6. What is National Framework Qualifications?
NFQ Level 10 – Doctorate Degree
NFQ Level 9 – Master’s Degree
NFQ Level 8 – Bachelor’s (Honours)
NFQ Level 7 – Bachelor’s (Ordinary)
NFQ Level 6 – Certificate (Advanced)

7. What is the minimum tuition deposit student has to pay to get unconditional offer?
Minimum deposit is based on institution, generally 6,000€ or 50% of the first year tuition fee.
8.Is Police clearance certificate is mandatory for visa?
Yes, any student who is going to visa has to submit Police clearance certificate.
9. Do I have to pay for medical insurance?
Students from non-EU countries, must have a medical insurance in order to be granted a study visa.
10. What about Post study work visa or stay back options in Ireland?
Any International student who completed Masters can get 24 months stay back option and who completes Bachelors will get 12 months stay back option.
11. What about the visa process?  
Processing time for Visa application outcome is 4-5 weeks for most of the complete applications. Students can be interviewed by the Local embassy in person or by phone for further clarifications on visa file. Students file will be submitted to the nearest VFS and will be processed by local Irish Embassy in India.
12. What type of Visa/Preclearance student should apply? Or What is C and D visas?  
Every international student should apply “D” visa which is allotted for long stay with multiple entry option.
13. How many days’ visa students will get for UG or PG?  
Initially, student will be getting visa for 30 to 90 days. Student will have to register at the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) soon after he/she arrives in Ireland.