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    STUDY IN IRELAND

    About Ireland

         Ireland also known as the Republic of Ireland is a country in north-western Europe. The second-largest island of the British Isles lies west of Great Britain. About four-fifths of the area of Ireland is the national territory of the Republic of Ireland, the remaining one-fifth in the northeast of the island belongs to Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. Ireland is the third largest island in Europe and the 28th in the world. Ireland is a popular destination for international students and offers a high level of education that is recognized throughout the world, combining a fantastic higher education experience with historical cities, beautiful scenery and unique heritage. Ireland is located on the west coast of Europe and is a member of the European Union. Ireland offers an enriching learning experience without parallels. Highly rated for its first rate education and rigorous evaluation process, Irish education lay stress on skill development and flexibility. Though a modernized country, Ireland retains its old charm, tradition and hospitality. As a student you are sure to be mesmerized by this land of ‘’saints and scholars’’.  

     

    Quick Facts

    Capital         : Dublin

    Currency      : Euro (1 Euro equals 84.42 Indian Rupee)

    Climate        : Mild, humid and changeable with rainfall
                                  and  temperature 

    Language     : English, Irish

    Major cities   : Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Derry, Limerick, Galwa

    Indian restorents : Available                                                            

    International Airport location : Dublin Airport 


    Why study in Ireland?

    • A small, safe and friendly country
    • The only English-speaking country in the Eurozone
    • Forefront in innovation, creativity and collaboration
    • Education system is globally respected
    • Home to 1000 multinational companies
    • Ireland is recognized as the hub for quality scientific research
    • Ireland is one of the most exciting places in the world to be a student
    • Internationally recognized qualifications and extensive choice of courses
    • Highly developed democracy with a modern economy
    • Eligible to apply for Green Card/Work Permit on getting job
    • Irish universities operate the Free Fees Initiative for EU students, enabling those who meet the criteria to avoid paying tuition fees
    • Join 35,000 other international students from over 160 countries
    • Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in global research impact
    • Home to companies such as Google, Medtronic, and Microsoft
    •  Dublin has been voted by Lonely Planet as the world’s friendliest city on multiple occasions

     

    Ireland for International Students

         Ireland is making a headway as one of the most preferred study destinations for international students in Europe as it has one of the best education systems in the world. Majority of the international students are keen on getting admission in Ireland as it is an English-speaking country. Its higher education system ranks in the world’s top 20. Ranked to be the most peaceful place universally, named as the friendliest country, secured a place in the world’s top 10 for Better Life Index; all these factors and the sociability and warmth of Irish citizens make Ireland an easily adaptable nation for international students.

    Education System

            The higher education system in Ireland consists of the university sector, institutes of technology and private independent colleges. The entry requirements for international students to higher education are determined individually by each institution and are generally based on national examination performance and English language aptitude.

       Universities

     

            Nine universities - Offering degrees at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate level programmes

    •  University of Limerick, Limerick

    •   University College Cork, Cork

    •    Maynooth University, Maynooth (Pathway as well as UG and PG Direct Entry)

    •    Dublin City University, Dublin (Pathway as well as UG and PG Direct Entry)

    •  The National University of Ireland Galway, Galway

    •   International University of Applied Sciences - IUBH,Dublin

       Institutes of Technology

     

       14 Institutes of Technology offering programs at degree, national diploma and national certificate levels in a wide variety of subjects.

    •  Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin (Pathway as well as UG & PG Direct Entry)

    •  Munster Technological University,Cork

    •  Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford

    •  Dundalk Institute of Technology,Dundalk

    •  Institute of Technology,Carlow

    •  Institute of Technology Sligo,Sligo(Pathway as well as UG & PG Direct Entry)

    •  Athlone Institute of Technology,Westmeath (AIT)

    •  Limerick Institute of Technology,Limerick

    • Letterkenny Institute of Technology,Letterkenny

          Colleges of Education

     

         Five Colleges of Education for primary school teachers. They offer three year full time courses, which maintain high standards of education.

    • Trinity College Dublin, Dublin

    • University College Dublin, Dublin

    • National College of Ireland,Dublin

    • Griffith College, Dublin, Cork and Limerick(Campus in 3 Cities)

    •  Shannon College of Hotel Management,A college of NUI Galway

          Independent Third Level Colleges

     

    • Colleges offering programmes leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees, recognized by Ireland’s national certification authority or an accrediting university.

    NFQ(National Framework of Qualifications)

    • NFQ Level-9 : Masters
    • NFQ Level-8 : Bachelors(Honors)
    • NFQ Level-7 : Bachelors(Ordinary)

     

    Hot courses

    •          Architecture & Construction Management
    •          Arts & Design
    •          Aviation
    •          Business / Management
    •          Commerce / Accountancy
    •          Economics
    •          Education & Teaching
    •          Engineering & Technology
    •          Health Sciences
    •          Hospitality & Tourism
    •          Humanities & Social Sciences
    •          IT & Computing
    •          Law / International Law
    •          Mass Communication & Media Science
    •          Visual Media

     

    Entry Requirements and Course Fees

      SI No

        Study program  Course Duration   IELTS    Requirement    Average fee
       1   Diploma   2 years   5.5

    50%(Plus Two)

      € 7000-13000
       2

      Undergraduate

     (Engineering)

        3 years

      ( 4 years)

      6.0  70%- 85% (PlusTwo)    8000-  16500
       3   Postgraduate

      2 years

      6.5  60% - 75(Bachelors)   10000- 25000

     

      Work Rights And Stayback In Ireland

    • 20 hours per week(40 hours during vacation)
    • 2 year stayback for Masters
    • 1 year stayback for Bachelors
    • Technology related courses and courses comes under critical skilled occupation list will get their Permanent Residence within 2 years
    • After 5 years of residence,the students is eligible for citizenship
    • A student who comes under Critical Skill Occupation list can only to show 3000 Euro per year as funding

     

    Intakes

    • September
    • January

     

    Scholarships

                  Innumerable scholarships and student grants are available for international students in Ireland from various sources such as the Government of Ireland, the Irish higher education institutions and other organizations. The government, educational institutions and the organizations set down their own eligibility criteria. Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate, post graduate or research students and for various fields of study.

    • The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship
    • V.V Giri Global Excellence Scholarship
    • Global Excellence Graduate Scholarships
    • Global Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships
    • DIT Centenary Scholarship Programme

     

    Internships

         As a graduate student, internships can prove to be a vital link for a seamless transition from your college campus to a high paying job. Internships while studying abroad help you gain real world experience by developing essential skills that employers look for - confidence, communication, professionalism and work ethics. 

    Being an intern adds significant value to your resume and helps you build a professional network, ultimately enhancing the chances of getting your dream job.  

    •  You can opt for paid or unpaid internships and prepare for a global career while you are pursuing the program, during the vacation, or soon after graduation
    • Internships may be part-time or full-time. They are usually part-time during a university semester and full-time during the summer, winter or Easter holidays
    • Semester internships are available during spring, summer, fall, and winter semesters
    • The internships abroad usually last an entire semester and some may even last an entire year. The longer duration programs help you to explore the work processes and acquire the technical know-how
    • Some internships are paid while others help you to earn academic credits
    • The duration and stipend vary depending on the university or the organization

    Get a glimpse of some international universities of repute that offer internships as a part of their course curriculum for international students who aim to study abroad

    Living Expenses in Ireland

    • Living Cost - 7000 to 10000 Euro per Year(6 Month Old Fund)

                   Funding should be in liquid cash,it can be shown as Savings accounts,Fixed Deposits,Mutual Fund,LIC or Loan(Have to submit documents)

    Documents Required

    • SSLC Certificate
    • Plus Two Certificate
    • Degree Certificate(Original or Provisional)
    • Semester wise Marksheets
    • Degree Consolidated Marksheet
    • Passport(Front and Back)
    • IELTS Score Card
    • Two Letter of Recommendation
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Passport Size Photo
    • Updated CV
    • Experience Letter

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