Why study in Ireland?
Study in Ireland is described as one that offers ‘World class standards and the warments of welcomes’ because this best reflects what Ireland has to offer. It has been rated as the best country to live in. Ireland, a large island in north-west Europe, has been offering University education since the 16th Century.
The Irish education system offers some of the best learning opportunities in the world with excellent teaching and high-quality programmes at all levels. All courses are globally recognised and accredited by learning academic bodies. Visitors come from around the world to live, work, and study in a safe and friendly environment. Students experience a relaxed lifestyle, travelling easily between cosmopolitan cities and the beautiful countryside for which Ireland is famous.
A major reason to choose Ireland as your study designation is that, The Irish government has given the permission to double the ‘stay-back option’ for master’s and PhD students from 12 months to 24 months.
Education System in Ireland
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. Most Masters courses are of 1 year and UG courses are of 3-4 years.
The higher education system in Ireland is broad in scope and encompasses the university sector, the technological sector, the colleges of education and private, independent colleges. The institutions which fall within the first three groupings are autonomous and self governing, but substantially state funded. Education has been a key factor in making Ireland one of the fastest growing economies in the world over the past decade.
“Cooperative Education” involves placement of students in employment relevant to their Degree programmes for six or eight months during their undergraduate studies. Some Institutions in Ireland adopts this model as an integral part of the academic programme.
MS in Ireland
A Master in Ireland is a top choice for many international students. Ireland has a rich history and can offer some of the best universities in the world. Ireland is a country where traditions, religion and history play a big role in everyday life as well as in the nation’s self-perception.
Most popular courses in MS are,
- MSc in Computing
MSc in Management (Business)
- MSc in Human Resource Management
MSc in Finance
- MSc Biotechnology
MSc Biomedical Science
- MSc Corporate Finance
MBA in Ireland
An MBA in Ireland is an international experience, not only because many programs take an international perspective, but also because of the diverse faculty and student body. Students pursuing their MBA in Ireland can grow personally and professionally through learning from others, as well as building a solid foundation in business. MBA in Ireland students will learn how to apply business theory to gain practical experience and learn to manage in a changing global environment.
Tuition fees and Living Expenses
Ireland is the most economical country in terms of living.
An undergraduate course costs from 8,000 euros to 20,000 euros
Post graduate courses costs from 9,000 euros to 12,000 euros
Living expenses : 7,000 euros to 10,000 euros
Application Process and admissions requirement
The major intake offered by all universities is September , whereas some universities also offer Feburary intake. Students need to score a 50% above marks in class 12th for UG courses and for PG courses usually a first division is recommended. Many Top universities would ask for a much higher cutoff, hence it is advisable to check with them.
It is essential for all foreign students to demonstrate proficiency in English to be accepted for a third level program in Ireland. Student can either take the TOEFL or IELTS tests to show their English language capabilities. The qualifying score in TOEFL is 550 (paper-based test) and 90 (internet-based test). An IELTS score of 6.0 is needed for UG courses and 6.5 for PG courses. However, it is best to contact the concerned university for minimum cutoffs, as every university has its own respective admission eligibility criteria.
- Attested copies of transcripts or mark sheets of class X, class XII, and qualifying examinations
- Two academic reference letters from professors who have taught you most recently
- In case you have previous work experience, at least one reference letter from the employer, commenting on your professional skills and abilities
- Statement of purpose
- Up-to-date curriculum vitae
- 4 extra-curricular activities certificates
- Students applying for Arts and Design courses should submit a portfolio
Jobs & Post Study Work Visa
The Irish government has extended the period during which foreign graduates of masters and doctoral programmes may remain and work in the country after their studies. Under Ireland’s Third Level Graduate Scheme, international students completing advanced degrees may stay in Ireland to seek employment. All students completing Masters or Level 9 equivalent degrees get a 2 year post study visa, Students completing a Bachelors (Hons) or Level 8 equivalent get a 1 year of Post study work visa and student competing a Bachelors or Level 7 equivalent course get a 6 month of post study work visa.
Part time or casual work :
Many international students undertake part time work whilst studying to enhance CV and support their lifestyle. As a part of student visa in Ireland, you may work up to 20 hours a week, and iup to 40 hours a week during the Christmas and Summer Holidays.
The Career Development and Employabilioty center of various universities will advice on prepoaring an effective CV, which can help you later on to bag good jobs in various companies. They will assit you to plan your approach to securing a part time role whether it be through job websites or any other source.
Pay scales in Ireland
|Software Engineer||40,000 – 80,000|
|Account Manager||40,000 – 60,000|
|Business Development Consultant||30,000 – 40,000|
|Sales Representative||28,000 – 30,000|
|30,000 – 35,00025000-55000
Scholarships in Ireland Universities
Students considering Ireland are recommended to begin the application procedure 8-12 months prior to the intake. Scholarship deadlines vary amongst institutions. The Government of Ireland and the Irish Universities Association have announced a scholarship scheme offering Indian students a chance to pursue their studies in Ireland with 10,000 awarded for living expenses and full tuition fee waiver.
Students can apply for this Ireland scholarship once they have an offer from an Irish University for a full time taught postgraduate Master’s programme.
Top Universities in Ireland
- National college of Ireland,
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College of Cork
- Dublin City University
- University of Limerick
- Dublin City University
- National University of Ireland Maynooth
- National University of Ireland Galway –
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College Dublin
- University College Cork
- University of Limerick
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