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Study in Ireland
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Study in Ireland

Everything you need to know to study abroad in Ireland:

Ireland has prestigious universities offering world-class education. Ireland is the study abroad destination if exciting history and rich culture attract you. It is also a gateway into the European Life and Work opportunities.

Cost of Studying in Ireland

The tuition fee depends on the course you select and how popular it is.

Degree Fee
Bachelor's € 9,850 – € 55,000
Master's € 9,950 – € 35,000
Ph.D. € 9,500 – € 34,000
MBA € 20,000 – € 35,000

Cost of Living in Ireland

Shared accommodation would cost about €450 - €550/month, food €250- €/month, and public transportation €50 - €55/month. You can apply for partial or fully funded scholarships or study under an exchange program which would reduce these expenses considerably.

Monthly Cost € 750 – € 1200 (INR 63400 – 101400)
Weekly Average € 180 – € 300 (INR 15200 – 25300)
Part time earning in Ireland

Non-EU students can work part-time up to 20 hours per week during semesters and full-time 40 hours per week during scheduled holidays. Following conditions is required:

  • Have a valid GNIB card – a certificate of registration received from the Immigration Office on arrival in Ireland.
  • Be enrolled in a study program that is included on the government's list of visa-eligible courses.
Hours you can work Part time 20 hours per week
Hourly Rate € 10 - 12 per hour
Weekly Earning 200 - 240 (INR 16900 - 20200)
Hours you can work on Vacation 40 Hours


To attract international students, scholarships for international students are part of Ireland's funding program.

Some of the popular scholarships are: The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship, Max Arthur Macauliffe Special Merit Scholarship, Global Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships. The Walsh Fellowship, etc.

Work Permit after Study in Ireland

International students can stay for two years to find employment in Ireland after completing their studies at an Irish university. You can work upto 40 hours per week and earn a minimum wage of €9.15 per hour or more depending on the skills and job requirements.

However, students studying non-degree programs or language programs are not eligible to stay in Ireland for work. Talk to our expert counselors to better understand eligibility to work in Ireland after completing your education.

Education System in Ireland

The Education system in Ireland is similar to the UK education system. It has 4 levels: pre-primary and primary, post primary, further education and training, and higher education.

Higher Education is funded by the Irish government and includes all the universities and college degrees and technology institutes.

  • A Bachelor's degree is around 3 years, while Medicine and Architecture programs are for a duration of 5-6 years.
  • A Master's program is usually around 1 year, with some courses being of a longer duration of upto 16-24 months.
  • A Ph.D is about 3 years followed by the dissertation.

Top Courses to Study in Ireland

Business Analytics Investment Banking & Finance Data Science
Machine Learning Pharmaceutical Sciences Construction

Intakes in Ireland:

Ireland has two intakes every academic year.

Intake Duration
Autumn Semester September to December
Spring Semester January to May
Eligibility & Admission in Ireland

To study in Ireland, there is a minimum eligibility criterion as below:

  • You can apply directly from the university website.
  • Generally, standard tests, such as the GRE, GMAT (especially for MBA), are required for undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • You need to hold a foreign high-school diploma/bachelor's degree (for graduate students) so that you qualify for university education in Ireland. Various universities require different minimum marks to be eligible.
  • English Language Proficiency. TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE Academic are the accepted English exams to prove English proficiency.
  • For admission to specific universities/programs, students require passing particular entrance exams.

Student Visa Application
There are two types of visas.

  • Category C: Short-term visa, when the course duration is less than 90 days.
  • Category D: Long-term visa, when the course duration exceeds 90 days.

Non-EU students also have to register with "GardeNationale Immigration Bureau"/GNIB if their stay extends beyond the initial 90 days.

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Why Study in Ireland

Quality of Education
Ireland's universities give you access to a first-rate education across a wide range of courses. Ireland follows a National Framework of Qualifications to maintain the quality of teaching. This framework closely matches the European framework. Irish degrees are accepted by European nations as well.

English Medium Education
The medium of teaching in institutions is English, eliminating the language barrier that students face in Europe.

Pathway Programs
Students who cannot get direct entry to Irish universities can apply for a pathway program to earn the required credits to fulfill university requirements.

Global Opportunities
Ireland is the hub for many global companies, which opens up new job opportunities in Ireland for Indian students.

The diverse culture and friendly nature of the people of Ireland make the entire experience more enjoyable.

About Ireland

Key Facts

Geographic Location
Ireland is an island in Northwestern Europe in the north Atlantic Ocean

50.1 Lakh

Euro (€)

Calling Code

Main Religion


Major Cities
Belfast, Cork, Derry

Popular Festivals
• St. Patrick's Day
• Rose of Tralee
• Samhain

Ireland is a small nation located in the western tip of Europe. Students can specialize in Humanities, Natural Sciences, Technology, and Economics from the top ranking universities in Ireland. Besides, Ireland is one of the most peaceful and liveable nations.

India - Ireland Relations

India and Ireland share a cordial and historical relation. There are an estimated 45,000 NRls and PIOs in Ireland. In 2019, 5,373 employment permits were issued to Indian nationals. (source: mea.gov.in)

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