Perched on the northwest tip of Europe, that is the one spot in the world where time going spend will be worthwhile. With biblical tales and sagas to reveal, marvelous sceneries to explore and locals who will be more than pleased to share buried treasures, simply travel where the island of Ireland takes you.

After finishing your education in Ireland, it is guaranteed, you’ll return home with remembrances that will last for the lifetime. Accompanying the abundance of drizzly times experienced by Ireland each year, it also has much on its side from its international, social and economic standing to its views on equal rights and freedom of speech. There is an extensive range of the standard of living one can experience and the availability of adequate professional opportunities, free education, and subsidized healthcare.
Taking into account all these factors and many more positives stacking up in its favor, there's no wonder that Ireland is such a high demand location for international students with expatriates from all over the world.

Quick Facts

  • Home of 6.4 million people
  • The capital city of Dublin has a population of 1.273 million people.
  • The island has a hilly geography with numerous plains and rivers cutting through the land
  • Its currency is the Euro.
  • The country's official language is both English and Irish.

Education System

The level of the education system in Ireland is made up of primary, secondary and higher (often known as “third-level”) education. State-funded education is available at all levels unless a student chooses to study in a private institution. In recent years further education has grown tremendously. Growth in the Irish economy since the 1960s has driven much of the change in the education system. Education is free at all levels, including university (college), but only for students applying from the European Union.
The Department of Education and Skills under the jurisdiction of the Minister for Education and Skills is in overall control of policy, funding, and direction, whilst other important organizations are the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland, the Higher Education Authority, and on a local level the Education and Training Boards are the only comprehensive system of government organization. There are many other statutory and non-statutory bodies which have a function in the education system.

Why Study in Ireland?

  • Post-study visa
  • One of the major advantages of studying in Ireland is the post-study visa. This makes it accessible for students to look for job opportunities in the country after they graduate and, once they have discovered employment, they are then qualified to apply for a green card/work permit.
    In addition, the Irish government has also allowed continuing the ‘stay back option’ to two years from one year for non-EU/EEA students who study at level 9 or above in the national framework.

  • Top universities
  • Ireland is home to some of the excellent universities in the world. Trinity College Dublin is ranked 117th in 2018 The World University Rankings and has an international reputation of the highest quality, while University College Dublin and National University of Ireland, Galway rank in the top 250.

  • Culture and lifestyle
  • Ireland is like rare places on earth. Gorgeous landscapes, scenic beauty, famous hospitality, and a rich culture of music, drinking, and sport.

  • Part-time jobs
  • Want to make some extra money, or earn valuable work experience in an English-speaking environment while studying in Ireland? Students can work up to 20 hours during semester months and 40 hours during holidays.

  • Home to big international businesses
  • For students looking to find employment or work experience with huge international businesses, Ireland offers almost unrivaled options relative to its size. The likes of Microsoft, Google, Apple and Dell all have offices here and often look to the universities for potential new employees.

Required Test

  • IELTS or TOEFL scores as a proof of English Proficiency.
  • Diploma programs: IELTS Overall band score of 5.5 & TOEFL: 75
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Overall band score of 6.0 & TOEFL: 80
  • Masters Programs: Overall band score of 6.0 & TOEFL: 80