- 100% English speaking country (& one of the friendliest and safest)
- Top, world renowned Universities & IITs
- Affordable - Courses start @ Euro 10000 approx (Rs 8 lacs)
- 2 Years POST STUDY WORK after Masters / MBA (& easier possibility of PR) - Students can work in 28 countries (EU)
- Great for students who are wanting to study:
- Information Tech (CS, Data Sci, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, IT, etc.)
- Engineering (Mechanical, Computer, Electronics, etc.)
- Biosciences & Pharmacy (Biotech, pharmacology, pharmaceutical management)
- Management (MBA, Masters in Management, Finance, Marketing, Logistics & Supply Chain)
- Energy related courses - renewable energy, etc.
- Topmost companies' EU headquarters are in Ireland: Apple, Google, HP, IBM, TCS, Infosys, Accenture, Cognizant, Twitter, Facebook, PayPal, 100s more) - over 4000 companies mean that there are plenty of jobs for students
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.
Traditions & Culture
The culture of Ireland includes customs and traditions, language, music, art, literature, folklore, cuisine and sports associated with Ireland and the Irish people. For most of its recorded history, Ireland’s culture has been primarily Gaelic. The country has its own language, music is known all over the world, they have produced literary greats and our theatre, arts and folklore are known all over the world.
Irish food is known for the quality and freshness of its ingredients. Most cooking is done without herbs or spices, except for salt and pepper. Foods are usually served without sauce or gravy. The staples of the Irish diet have traditionally been potatoes, grains (especially oats), and dairy products. Potatoes still appear at most Irish meals, with potato scones, similar to biscuits or muffins, a specialty in the north.
Whilst Ireland is considered to be a relatively safe place to live, students are advised to exercise caution when walking home alone in the evenings, particularly in the more urbanized areas. From November through to February it can get dark as early as 4.30pm. The colleges themselves will be able to brief students on the personal safety issues relative to their particular area.
Despite increasing urbanization and the difficulties historically associated with the conflict in Northern Ireland, personal safety is generally very high and there is a low level of violent crime.
The Student Welfare department is available in all the institutions across Ireland. They provide information to students about a range of concerns including; mental well-being, crisis pregnancy, sexual health awareness, suicide intervention and non-academic issues. Dedicated officers can also provide the students with information about a number of additional support services both locally and nationally and help connect students to these organizations, should they need the support.
The Irish healthcare system is divided into public and private services. Both services are provided by GPs and the Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for providing public and community health services. There are three types of hospitals: HSE hospitals, voluntary hospitals and private hospitals.
Dublin and Belfast have comprehensive local bus networks, as do some other larger towns.
- The Dublin Area Rapid Transport (DART) rail line runs roughly the length of Dublin’s coastline, while the Luas tram system has two popular lines.
- Taxis tend to be expensive
- Uber is in Dublin and is expected to spread elsewhere
Drive: The big decision in getting around Ireland is to go by car or use public transport. Your own car will make the best use of your time and help you reach even the most remote of places.
Bus: The bus network, made up of a mix of public and private operators, is extensive and generally quite competitive – although journey times can be slow and lots of the points of interest outside towns are not served.
Rail: The rail network is quicker but more limited, serving only some major towns and cities. Both buses and trains get busy during peak times; you’ll need to book in advance to be guaranteed a seat.
You will be required to show the funds in the form of various savings to cover the expenses of first year of studies and the further progression.
Not allowed on student visa.
Immigration on Arrival
Your passport will be checked when you arrive at the airport to make sure you’re allowed to come into the country. It must be valid for the whole of your stay.
- Dublin Business School
- GMIT (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology)
- IBAT College
- IBAT College Dublin
- Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
- Irish American University
- Maynooth University
- National University of Ireland, Galway
- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
- University of Limerick
|There are hundreds of scholarships available for international students from a wide variety of sources such as the Government of Ireland, the Irish higher education institutions and other organisations. These are awarded solely at the discretion of the individual organisations that set down their own criteria for eligibility. Students are advised to contact the institution or organisation of their choice directly, to obtain more detailed information.|
- Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS): IRCHSS funds cutting-edge research in the humanities, social sciences, business and law with the objective of creating new knowledge and expertise beneficial to Ireland's economic, social and cultural development. Through its membership of the European Science Foundation, the Research Council is committed to integrating Irish research in European and international networks of expertise.
- Law PhD Scholarship Opportunity at DCU A generous 4-year scholarship is available for an outstanding PhD candidate in the field of Law, within the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. The scholarship will include a fee waiver and a tax-free stipend of €12,000 per annum for a full-time PhD student.