Study in Ireland

Why Study in Ireland?

Ireland is a great destination for students seeking world class education and international opportunities. Home to some of the leading universities, Ireland welcomes students with its vibrant lifestyle and student friendly post-study visa options.

  • The Irish Government invests over 782 million annually in research in Ireland's higher education institutions. The impact of this funding is that Ireland's higher education institutions now lead the world in an increasing number of fields.
  • Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research impact in 19 fields, spanning natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. This creates a unique opportunity for you at undergraduate and postgraduate level to join research programmes that are driving innovation and changing lives worldwide.
  • Ireland is also where some of the world’s biggest and best companies have located key, strategic research facilities. And in Ireland, you’ll find a unique ecosystem that sees academic researchers working hand-in-hand with small home-grown and start-up companies in partnership with some of the most powerful multinationals on the planet through a programme for shared research projects developed by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.
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EduHelp Central Advantages:

  • Represents almost all Ireland universities / institutions including the group of eight universities & ATN members.
  • FREE counselling by EATC certified counselors.
  • FREE visa guidance.
  • E-visa facilities.
Detail on Irish Education System:
In order to aim to study in Ireland, you need to know the the Irish Education System. This educational system was traditionally divided into three basis levels:

  • Primary (8 years),
  • Secondary (5 or 6 years) and
  • Higher Education

which offers a wide range of career opportunities. It starts from the post-secondary courses, to the vocational and also offers the technical training. There are also scope to pursue the full degree and the higher post-graduate levels to pursue research.

The Ireland higher education system is very broad in scope and encompasses the university sector, the technological sector, and those colleges of education and also private presence of the independent colleges. The institutions in Ireland that fall within the first three groupings are autonomous as well as self governing in nature, but they are state funded. Off late with the European, the education has been a key factor in making Ireland one of the fastest growing economies, while it is also one of the strongest reasons as to why many IT, consulting firms have their offices in Ireland. Dublin, Ireland is Google's European Headquarters and its largest operation outside the US, with employees from over 40 nationalities.

In Ireland the “Cooperative Education” involves the placement of international students in employment relevant to their Degree programmes for six or eight months during their undergraduate studies. Some of the Ireland Institutions has adopted this model as an integral part of the academic programme as new job opportunities and students with appropriate skills sets are emerging in the market.
The Ireland university intake process is offered by all Colleges and University is mainly September of each year and few Universities offer February Intake as well. In Ireland, the Education system consists of Universities, Institute of Technologies and Private Independent Colleges. The entry requirement for the courses offered by them vary from Institution to Institution.
English Requirement:
In Ireland, as well, English is the language of instruction in all Irish Institutions of higher education, students must demonstrate a proficiency in English to be accepted for a third level Programe. Generally, the required minimum score in TOEFL is 90 Internet Based Test. Many universities and colleges provide English Language training programmes for intending non English speaking international students. Furthermore, there are over 110 private English language training schools throughout the Ireland, which have both short and long terms courses.
Entry Requirements:
Overseas students wishing to study in Ireland have two options:

  • Attend secondary school in Ireland and complete the Leaving Certificate Examination with Irish students. This route is chosen by a number of students who commonly take the examination in conjunction with English language tuition.
  • Undertake recognized public examinations in their own countries. This is a more common route and it is essential that every applicant check that the educational qualifications she/he is presenting are adequate to satisfy entry requirements. To have a realistic prospect these results should be very good, e.g. for medicine 3 good 'A' Level passes (grades A/B) or the equivalent, in relevant subjects are required. The minimum requirement for most degree level programmes is 3 grade 'C's at A level or equivalent. If there is any doubt about the acceptability of an applicant's qualifications, clarification should be sought in good time from the particular third level institution.
  • Any international Student can apply to the institutions directly or to the Central Applications Office for Undergraduate Programmes.
  1. Documents Required: Attested copies of the mark sheets of Std X, XII, etc. but needs a carefully thought out guided process in order to succeed.
  2. Academic Reference Letters from professors who have taught you most recently: If you have work experience then at least one work reference letter from the employer who can comment on your professional skills and abilities.
  3. Statement of Purpose: We have experts to assist you in understanding your background and prepare one for you.
  4. Curriculum Vitae/ Resume: This is a critical document which makes an impact and we will spend considerable amount of time to change your existing resume or prepare a fresh one if you donot have one.
  5. Portfolio: In case of students applying for Arts and Design courses: A must and we can guide you on how to go about it.
  6. Extra Curricular Activities certificates: Brownie points and add much value.
Industry in Ireland:
Ireland is a highly developed democracy with a modern economy. The Irish economy is particularly strong in the areas of software development, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and international services. Ireland has an export based economy. Main industries in Ireland are Software, Mining, Construction, Telecom, Tourism and hospitality. Ireland has also established itself in areas of life sciences including Biotech & pharmaceuticals Industries. It has 32 Manufacturing plants – approved by USA Food & Drug Administration producing 6 of 10 world's best selling drugs.
Questions and Answers:
How can I finance my studies?

As compared to the cost of studying in India only, going abroad can be very expensive but there are a whole new world to prove your worth at international sector which is incomparable. However, any international student applying must keep the possible returns in mind which are in the form of quality of education, international exposure and boost to ones career when evaluating the costs of studying abroad.
A student can rely on sources like family funds, bank loans, scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships etc to provide for funds required by the international student.  

Bank Loans:>>

Most nationalized banks offer international students loans at competitive rates for considerable time periods which may enable a larger section of students to go and study abroad. They will ask for a collateral security to be pledged. You can even consider the possibility of an international bank loan. Kindly ask your EDUHELPCENTRAL counsellor for further details.  


A blood relative is always preferred but other sponsors can also help to fund your education in the Ireland provided a logical explanation is given as to why he is willing to sponsor you.  

What is GNIB?

Garda National Immigration Bureau ( GNIB) is an Immigration Service in the Ireland.  

Do I have to pay for Health Insurance?

International students are not covered for any free medical attention off-campus and must therefore have their own private insurance. Kindly note that heavy amount are charged for all hospitalisation and it is advised to make provision for adequate medical insurance.
International students are required to show proof of comprehensive medical insurance when registering with the Garda National Immigration Bureau. While applying for student Visa, proof of health insurance is required.  

Should I pay a Deposit?

All universities, colleges and Institute of Technologies require the students to pay a deposit of 500 to 1000 euros in advance in order to reserve a place for them. In any case, there is an indication we will recommend and guide you through the process. It applies for all India based student applicants who should be ready to deposit payment to the university directly in order to getting a student visa.

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