Introduction to Ireland

Ireland has a long history of welcoming international students going back more than a thousand years. In the dark ages of 7th century Europe, Ireland was a beacon of learning, and students from around the continent travelled to study in Irish monasteries. It is a high-tech hub for Europe and the wider world, with major technological companies such as Intel, Google, Facebook, eBay, Twitter, Hewlett Packard having their European headquarters in the country

Ireland offers everything from lavish green hills to vibrant, metropolitan cities. As a student you get to experience it all, with a natural focus on excellent education in a society with close to no unemployment and a thriving business culture. Ireland offers a wide variety of opportunities, regardless of your interests and ambitions. Ireland is also very popular with international students for its very welcoming culture.

Irish Universities

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Why Study in Ireland

Ireland has a strong tradition of education and is historically known as the "Island of Saints and Scholars". This has led to education always being highly valued and a focus for funding and development.

Ireland is one of the best-educated countries in the European Union, and continues to be a destination of choice for international businesses from around the globe, based largely on the quality of Ireland’s education system.
The educational qualifications available in Ireland are recognized throughout the world, and represent a practical and proven gateway to a wide range of university and career choices.
Ireland has a long history of educating international students and offers a level of educational achievement that ranks with anything in the world.
Many of the Institute’s teachers are authors of standard school textbooks and are contributors to educational publications and educational radio programs.
Students are allowed to work part-time for up to 20 hours per week or up to 40 hours casual full-time work per week during normal college vacation periods.
Ireland is a small, safe and friendly country.
An English-speaking country with a unique cultural heritage.
Education system that has had a long history of international engagement and which is globally respected.
Some Irish universities and Institutes of Technology offer a limited number of partial scholarship schemes.
Ireland offers remarkable student experience.

Cost Of Living

For Dublin have ranged between EUR 10,000 and EUR 15,000 per year, largely depending on the type of accommodation chosen. These estimates include rent, electricity, food, books and laundry and medicine as well as travel passes and social expenses, but exclude tuition fees. Rents and many prices are cheaper for those living outside of Dublin so lower overall costs can be expected.

Irish Weather

Ireland’s weather is never boring or predictable. Dancing in the rain, blowing in the wind, but all the time, the sun is never far away. Summer temperatures are generally between 60°F/15°C to 70°F/20°C. Extreme winters are rare, and you're more likely to encounter a warm glow than a frosty reception, with average winter temperatures of between 40°F/5°C and 46°F/8°C.
The best way to prepare for Irish weather is to make sure you have warm clothes which will protect you in all types of weather and to use layering - wearing T-shirts or shirts to which you can add sweaters, jackets and overcoats, depending on how cold it is. You should have at least one waterproof coat and some strong shoes. Gloves, hats and scarves are also very effective in defeating the cold.

Cost Of Studing

The tuition fees for International students vary widely from institution to institution and also course to course but the average range for postgraduate and undergraduate fees are:

Subject Area

Undergrad Fees

Postgrad Fees

Business and Management

€ 9,000 – 15,500

€ 9,150 – 18,800

Science and Engineering

€ 9,100 – 20,300

€ 9,150 – 18,000

Arts and Humanities

€ 9,100 – 15,500

€ 8,900 – 20,000

Medicine and Health Studies

€ 31,000 – 45,000

€ 12,035 – 37,000