Why study in Ireland?
Ireland is a dynamic and modern country.Ireland’s landscape is extraordinary. Every single weekend you will have a beautiful place to visit during your stay in the country.
The quality of the Irish education system is one of the best in Europe.
Irish higher education institutions excel in many disciplines and are known for their teaching and research.
Being an English-speaking country, it’s a hub of technological innovations and scientific research.
Irish people are known for their friendly nature and hospitality.
Life in Ireland
How Knowledge Reach helps you?
If you are looking to go abroad to study and don’t know what procedures you should follow to achieve your ambition, here are some ways. Our representative help you at every step of this journey from counseling you on your choice of courses to applications, visas to helping you get a job after graduation.
You can, in fact, avail free career counselling. Counselors can help you zero in on the countries you could apply to depending on your educational requirements and career aspirations.
Universities & Colleges
For each course, a minimum academic record of 60% and above in Standard XII will be required. Foundations and Diploma programs are available for students who have secured around 50%. The student should have completed 18 years of age before joining a degree program. It is important to remember that even though entry requirements are lower at Irish universities, the standards are not. So you need to think carefully beforehand whether you will be able to cope with the high standard of education through the course of next few years or not.
The following documents also need to be submitted :
- Mark sheets of Standard X, XII, and the bachelor’s degree (if applicable)
- Internet-based TOEFL or IELTS scores
- If you have work experience then two letters of recommendation (LOR) from the employer/manager who knows you well and can comment on your professional abilities
- Statement of Purpose
- Portfolio (in case of students applying for art and design courses or architecture programs)
- Others (Certificates / achievements at the state and national level and extracurricular activities)
- Proof of funds
- Health insurance
- A copy of your passport
- •Photocopies of these documents should be translated in English and certified by the educational institution or by notary.
For undergraduate courses, Irish universities accept applications through Central Applications Office (CAO) an online enrolment system.
You will have to make an account on the CAO website to provide your basic information, submit the scanned version of your documents, score of TOEFL/IELTS and pay application fees. You will be informed about the application process and its stages through this account.
Application fee: All colleges require that you pay an application fee while applying. The fee amount will differ depending upon the college and course being applied to, so check with individual colleges about their application fee.
Steps: The common steps to applying for admission are as follows :
- Search for colleges and courses
- Contact schools and visit websites for information
- Narrow down your list of schools
- Take the language exams like TOEFL or IELTS
- Write Statement of Purpose, and ask for Letters of Recommendation
- Register at Central Applications Office
- Apply to the colleges which fit your interests
- Appear for video interviews of the colleges that shortlisted you (if applicable)
- If accepted, apply for Study Visa
Cost of Education
The cost of living depends heavily on what part of Ireland you will be living in along with how much you will socialize. The currency of Ireland is Euro. Some of the basic elements for living as an international student in Ireland are :
- Accommodation rent (on-campus or off-campus)
- Groceries and food
- Utilities like power, water, internet etc.
- Phone bills
- Text and reference books
- Airfare for traveling back to India
- Other elements which may differ from person to person would be :
- Dining out
- Travel and vacation
- Car rent and car insurance
- Cable TV connection
The average tuition costs for attending a college in Ireland will vary according to the school, the course and the city your school is located in. The average rates for tuition vary from about €10,500 and €30,000 per year. This amount varies and is based on a number of factors. There is no tuition fee for EU residents and the complete education is free, however international students are supposed to bear their course costs.
On an average, an international student needs approximately €600 to €1000 per month in Ireland. Prices differ a lot in the big cities and small towns all across Ireland, with Dublin being the most expensive city to live in.
You will need a study visa to be able to study in Ireland. Remember before applying that you need to show funds of at least €7000 in your bank account at the time of applying for the study visa. This amount equals the cost of living in Ireland for an international student for one academic year. Also you need to be able to prove that you or your parents/sponsor will be able to provide at least €7000 for each year of your studies, in addition to the course fee.
To apply for a study visa, you’ll need to :
- Pay your first tuition fee installment to the University
- Prepare your documents and their copies. (See below for list of required documents for the visa)
- Submit the online application
- Pay the application fee of €300
- You should provide the following documents for the study visa :
- A recent passport sized photograph
- Letter of acceptance from a recognized Irish university confirming that you have been accepted for a full-time course.
- Scores of either IELTS or TOEFL
- Proof of payment of tuition fees
- Bank statement as proof of enough funds (€7000) required to cover the cost of living for the first year of stay in Ireland.
- Evidence that you or your parents/sponsor have access to at least €7000 for following years of study as living costs.
- Private medical insurance papers