Studying abroad might be one of the most beneficial experiences for a college student. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but it can also be a real rollercoaster. The disadvantages of studying abroad should not be underestimated. There’s more to life than sunshine and rainbows. The challenges you’ll face, on the other hand, will help you grow. If the idea of breaking free from your daily routine and going on an adventure appeals to you, studying abroad is the way to go.
Ireland is a wonderful place that combines adventure, nature, music, and entertainment in one place. During the previous few decades, the quality of Ireland’s educational system has been a vital contributor to the country’s steady economic development.
The reasons you should consider studying in Ireland are as follows:
- The short course duration of Masters program (1 year only)
- They have some of the world’s top-ranked universities.
- Fulfilling their English language requirements is very easy
- Tuition fees are low as compared to other high-ranked universities
- Scholarships are available for international students
- Post-study work permits are also provided
- Most of them are in the city capital (i.e. Dublin) or connected to it
- It is a beautiful country
What courses are offered?
The universities in Ireland offer various undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate and diploma courses.
Most common courses that every university will have include Business, Management, Engineering, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Medicine.
Apart from these, there are several universities which specialise in one field like aviation, surgery and art and design.
You have the opportunity of choosing the one which you like.
Average tuition fees
Most of the universities are public or government-owned that is why the tuition fees are also reasonable. But compared to other countries they are quite low.
You can easily get admission in most of the courses by paying 9 to 14 lakh/year (10,237 to 15,924 Euros/year)
The entry requirements for international students are pretty much the same for all these Universities. There may be some variations, but the general trend is the following:
English language requirements of Ireland universities can be fulfilled by getting a score of 6.0 or above in IELTS/TOEFL/PTE.
The English language requirements scores are low as compared to Australian or UK universities. So, you can choose Ireland for easy intake.
The academic entry requirements vary from college to college, but the most basic thing which you need to fulfil is any one of the following: Indian School Certificate (ISC Year 12) or equivalent qualification.
You can check your country-specific entry requirements by logging into their websites too.
Scholarships and Part-time work availability
Most of the universities are situated in or near Dublin so there is ample opportunity of getting a part-time job.
The universities also offer over 40 kinds of scholarships and grants.
Dublin is known as ‘Silicon Valley of Ireland’ and several big companies like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Symantec, Intel, Hp, etc have their offices nearby. Most universities maintain good relations with them and provide their students with the required exposure.
In addition, they also provide internships and apprenticeships to their students which makes these universities very desirable.
The post-study work permit policy
You get a work permit of 2 years post-study work visa.
Top-ranked universities of Ireland
There are around 27 public and private universities in Ireland. Here we are listing the top 5 universities among them according to the Times Higher Education Overall University rankings. You can choose any one of them. They are:
- Trinity College Dublin
- RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.
- University College Dublin (UCD)
- The National University of Ireland, Galway
- University College Cork
RCSI and UCD are listed among the top 2% universities of the world.
The Ireland universities provide amazing placements opportunities with recruiting companies such as Google, Facebook, Intel, IBM, Abbott, Symantec, Linkedin, hp, sony, etc. visiting their campuses.
Fun Fact: The famous singer Ed Sheeran who sang ‘Shape of You’ belongs from Ireland.
With this, we have come to the end of this video. We hope that we have provided all the basic information that you need in order to pursue higher education in Ireland.