study in ireland

Ireland is the largest island which is Europe’s third-largest and world’s twentieth largest island. It is the part of European Union and It is in northwest of Europe covered by hundreds of island from all sides. Its population is more than 6 million.

Ireland has a long-lasting tradition from so many years to providing international students with lots of opportunities to Study in Ireland. Its native language is English and Irish is also used which depicts their culture. Its economy is better now and a huge number of students are getting maintenance grant which includes their tuition fee and rent of the year. Almost 40% of the population is of 25 or under 25 which make it more attractive for students from all over the world.

Study Abroad in Ireland offer post-graduation with the eligibility of completing 15 years education rather than 16 years. And master’s degree is also of one year.


Important Questions About Study in Ireland: A Guide for International students


Best universities to study in Ireland for international students?

Top ten universities in Ireland for international students to study in Ireland are under below:

QS World University Ranking list 2015/16




Trinity College Dublin



University College Dublin



National University of Ireland, Galway



University College Cork



Dublin City University



University of Limerick


Exists in top 700 universities

Dublin Institute of Technology


Exists in top 700 universities

National university of Ireland Maynooth


Exists in top 700 universities

Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland


Exists in top 400 medical colleges


How much the Average tuition fee for undergraduate or post graduate courses in Ireland?

The average tuition fee for undergraduate or post graduate courses for International students are depending upon the institution to institution and degree programs. Medical and related subject fee for international students is based on US$ 33,680 to 54,330, fee for engineering, science & technology programs are based on US$10,875 to 23,480 and other arts related program fee is based on US$ 10,875 to 17,940. Students of undergraduate level will pay these estimated degree program fee, that 2015/16 analysis by the government organization education in Ireland.

International students who want to do postgraduate level study in Ireland must pay average fee €4,000 to 31,000  for Medicine and related fields, €9,250 to 24,000 for Engineering, €9,250 to 45,000 for Science & Technology, €9,250 to 22,000 for Arts & Humanities and €9,250 to 34,500 fee for Business study.

Students who are outside of EU must get complete knowledge about admission information from university, where they want to apply in Ireland. The fee structure for undergraduate or post graduate courses in Ireland are not static, student must check the tuition cost details from the university, when they apply for admission.

Will it be allowed to work while I am studying in Ireland?

International students cannot do work for period of one year of their full time study in recognized Irish institution. Those candidates who get valid immigration stamp 2 permission will get the approval to work for 40 hour per week during their studies in Ireland. International students can work only in months of June, July, August and September and from 15 Dec to 15 Jan, these suitable period for students.

Students who enrolled their degree program must be registered with GNIB for casual working during their studies period. Student must have responsible to take 15 hours of study on day time. International students must getting tuition 25 weeks annually. Students who completed their one year study in Ireland and they want to do work. They must have personal public service number, any organization will pay you on the basis of PPS number.

Applicants will also be mandatory to obey with the Universal Social Contribution (USC), Fee Associated Social Insurance (PRSI), employment laws and taxation necessities. Students will earn approximately €9.15 per hour in Ireland.

Students can also join any internship programs announced by the many Irish Organizations for international students. Many degree program have requirements of internship in anywhere to complete their degree. Mostly student will get job for good performance in their internship program.

Where and what kind of accommodation are in Ireland for international student?

There are two types of accommodation to study in Ireland, one is on campus accommodation and other one is off campus accommodation. Now, it’s depends on upon students to how they can choose their accommodation, we give them a road map and guideline about living in Ireland.

Firstly, after get admission in any Irish university, student must apply for accommodation. There is not time to wait for on campus accommodation because, it’s really very demanding accommodation in Ireland. On campus accommodation is quite costly and difficult to find out as compare to other living area in Ireland.

Students can also find out off campus accommodation according to their lifestyle and budget. There are one more options for students to get accommodation, which is students can live with host family in their home.

Mostly, universities have their own accommodation center or office who guide students about living in Ireland. There are multiple websites, where students can find out their accommodation.

Important factors to find out accommodation:

1: students must find out their accommodation to study in Ireland as early as possible.

2: do maximum research about your accommodation, consult related person, visit websites, and join facebook groups, talk to alumni, and talk to universities admin offices. 

3: find out your accommodation according to your budget.

What kind of financial help or grant in Ireland for International students?

International students who want to get scholarships to study in Ireland, there are multiple government organizations, non-government organizations and many Irish universities announced scholarships. Students can check their official websites to check latest openings. These scholarships are open for every international students, you can simply subscribed themselves to these awards for information.

·         DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) School of Architecture Sir Richard Morrison awards

·         The School of Education scholarship

·         DUC Business School PhD scholarship at Dublin

·         College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Brilliance scholarships for educated Masters at University College, Cork

·         Educated Masters Scholarships at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth

·         Student Grant Scheme

·         Student Finance Ireland


How can I find out, my educational background will be accepted by the Ireland University?

Students will be apply to any Irish university and the university authorities will be guide students about their degrees and grades are according to their eligibility criteria or not. International students must apply for institution which is recognized by the government of Ireland. Students who want to apply for Masters and PhD level program, than the Irish institutions use the postgraduate application center to process these two degree’s applications.

What’s the usual application process for Masters level courses in Ireland?

International students who want to apply for Masters level courses in Ireland, they must be select their course first and do maximum research about their course before apply for admission. Students must visit the PAC official website to get admission in Masters level admission in Irish Universities. Irish universities usage the Postgraduate Application Centre PAC to process applications of Master or PhD degree programs.

Other than that, students submit their application for admission in any Irish university before deadline. International students apply for admission by post or through online application system from the official website of that institution.

There are some important factors involved in to complete the admission application process such as:

·         Completed application form

·         Personal statement

·         All educational documents and transcripts

·         Postgraduate interview

What are the language requirements for international students to study in Ireland?

English language is the medium of instruction for all postgraduate courses in Ireland. Students who want to apply for Ireland universities, they must be a good English speaker to get admission in university. International students who belong to that countries where English is their second language, they must be pass the English language proficiency test first. After that clearing the English language proficiency test, they will eligible to apply to any Irish University.

Here are tests approved by the Irish Institutes for English Language proficiency:

·         IETLS

·         TOEFL

·         Cambridge Proficiency

·         Cambridge Advanced

·         PTE Academic

How much money will I need during my Masters level studies in Ireland?

Students need maximum amount of money during their Master level studies to complete degree in Ireland. International students who want to do postgraduate level study in Ireland must pay average fee €4,000 to 31,000  for Medicine and related fields, €9,250 to 24,000 for Engineering, €9,250 to 45,000 for Science & Technology, €9,250 to 22,000 for Arts & Humanities and €9,250 to 34,500 fee for Business study.

International students must have enough amount of money to bear their living expenses during their study period in Ireland. Students must do part time job to manage their expenses because you cannot rely limited income, part time job is good option for students to support their cost in Ireland.

Student’s living expenses in Ireland is based on their living style and what types of accommodation they want. We give you the average estimate to live in Ireland during their studies which is based on the €7,000 to €12,000 annually.

There are some other cost you have to pay at one time during their studies in Ireland which are Visa application fee, Travel amount, Medical insurance, Post/baggage, Registration with police, TV, Phone and Deposit for Accommodation.

Where do I apply for my student visa?

There is no visa require to study in Ireland for EU, EEA or Switzerland students. You can check the list of countries, which are no visa needed to enter in Ireland for study and job. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provided you’re that full list.

International students who are belong to Non-EU counties must have letter of acceptance of course form the university, when he/she enter in Ireland. Students who want to stay in Ireland for more than 90 days, they must be register with immigration authorities.

International applicants must apply online for visa through Irish Naturalisation and immigration service and submit some important documents such as acceptance of letter onto a course from the recognized institution, fee paid proof, medical insurance proof, maximum funds to support your living cost proof, 2 photograph, English language proficiency proof and passport.


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