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Why study in Ireland

  • World-class universities and colleges:  Ireland is home to some of the best universities in the world that offer internationally recognised courses in many disciplines. Studying in these universities gives access to research opportunities in world leading programs. When a student pursues education in Ireland their credits get transferred to many universities around the world and sometimes their home country as well. Trinity college, University College Dublin and National University of Ireland, Galway rank in the top 250.
  • Faster master degrees:  1-year Master’s Degree and no prior work experience required for MBA. Accepts students for PG with 15 years of education.
  • Work while you study: International Students engaged in full-time study for at least one year do not require a work permit. Holding immigration stamp 2 permits allow an individual to work more than 20 hours per week during vacation months and from 15th December to 15th January and 20 hours per week during the remaining period of the year.
  • Post-graduate work permit: Easy conversion from post study work permit to green card to PR. 2 years of post study work after a one-year Master degree.
  • High quality life and a safe place to study: Ireland is one of the safest and friendly English-speaking countries in the world.
  • Good Job Prospects: Living in Ireland also helps connect with some leading global companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple and Dell, many of who have their EU headquarters in Ireland.
  • Scholarships: Multiple scholarship options based on merit.

Education System in Ireland

The Irish education system is divided into primary, secondary, third-level and further education. Both state-funded and private institutions are available at all levels.

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD/ PRESCHOOL:  Pre-school education is mostly provided by private childcare providers. The Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE) Scheme provides a free year of early childhood care and education for children of preschool age.
  • PRIMARY (FIRST LEVEL) EDUCATION:  Children do not have to attend school until the age of 6 but begin school the September following their 4th birthday. 4-years and 5-years old can enrol in junior or senior infant classes.

    Third-level education is divided into university sector, technological sector and the college of education. In addition to all these there are a number of private colleges as well. There are seven autonomous and self-governing universities that offaer degree programs at bachelor, masters and doctorate level.

    Institutes of technology provide education and training in areas such as business, science, engineering, linguistics and music at certificate, diploma and degree levels. The colleges of education specialise in training the first-level teachers. Three-year bachelor of education degree and a postgraduate diploma is provided.


    Further education comprises education and training which generally takes place after second-level schooling but is not part of the third-level education system.



  • Spring : January / February (Few Universities) 
  • Fall : August/September/October (Major Intake)

Popular courses in the Ireland

Popular courses

  • Administration Studies
  • Business Studies and MBA
  • Design
  • Information Technology
  • Health Informatics
  • Production Management
  • Journalism
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Science / Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Finance and Economics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Economic Studies
  • Computing
  • Biotechnology
  • Engineering Studies
  • Humanities Studies
  • Social Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Life Sciences

Tuition fees and living costs

Level of Education

Course Duration

Tuition Fee per year (in Euro)

Level of Education per year (in EUR)

3-4 years

9,000 to 45,000

Postgraduate and PhD

1 years and above

9,150 to 37,000

Accommodation & Living costs:Total Accommodation per month turns out to be 700-800 EUR. Annual Living costs can range from 9,000 to 14,000 Euros in Ireland.

Medical Insurance is mandatory (Private Insurance is also acceptable)

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Scholarships in Ireland

International students can get access to a wide variety of scholarships in Ireland through their study institutions, government of Ireland or other bodies. 

International students in Ireland have multiple scholarship options available to them.

  • University College Dublin Global Excellence Scholarship: This scholarship covers 50% to 100% of tuition fees for select UCD Bachelor's and Master's programs.

  • Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships 2023: This scholarship is fully funded and open for students interested in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs in Ireland.
  • The Higher Education Authority (HEA) International Education Scholarships: This scholarship provides 60 one-year scholarships for Masters or PhD level study to successful candidates with a confirmed place in a program.
  • Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships 2022: This scholarship provides a €10,000 stipend and full fee waiver for one year of study.
  • Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students in Ireland 2023-2024: This scholarship covers the cost of studying and living in Ireland for international students.
  • University College Cork Scholarships: This scholarship provides funding opportunities for students in the College of Science, Engineering, and Food Science (SEFS) at UCC.
  • NUI Galway International Student Scholarships: This scholarship is for non-EU students to study at NUI Galway.
  • Government of Ireland Scholarships for International Students: This scholarship is for international students pursuing research-based MS, PhD, or Direct PhD programs.
  • Government of Ireland Masters and PhD Scholarships: This scholarship is for international students pursuing Masters and PhD degrees.

Student Accommodation In Ireland

A large majority of third level institutions offer on-campus residences to students. Other stay options include:

  • Rented Accommodation (Catered / Self catered)
  • Stay with host families

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Top Study Locations in Ireland

  • Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Maynooth and Cork

Language exams for studying in Ireland

  • IELTS with 6.50 overall or 100 in TOEFL iBT. Some accept 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.50
  • Some institutions / courses may need higher scores.

Academic scores needed for Ireland

  • Bachelor’s:
  • List El70 to 90% in 12th grade for universities.ement
  • 70% in grade 12 for Institutes of technology
  • 55 to 60% in grade 12 for colleges
  • Master’s: 55% to 75% in graduation

Documents required for student Visa

  • Mark sheets from 10th Standard & 12th Standard.
  • All Educational Documents along with academic transcripts in sealed envelopes from college / university. For Master / Bachelor Course Admission Application)
  • Work Experience Documents, if any
  • IELTS Score Card
  • GRE if any (Only for Master course)
  • Passport- Biometric pages & last page
  • University application fees (Paid by Credit Card)
  • Note - Additional documents may be required for individual universities and colleges

Post study Work Permit

  • Bachelors Regular Level 7 - 6 Months
  • Bachelors Honours Level 8 - 12 months
  • Masters / PG Diploma Level 9 - 24 months


Initially, students will be getting a visa for 30 to 90 days. Students will have to register at the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) soon after the student arrives in Ireland.

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