Study in Ireland
Why study in Ireland?
Ireland has published a landmark International Education Strategy 2010-15. This is with a view to creating brand ambassadors for Ireland across countries. Ireland is fully aware that it makes sense to invest in international students.
With a reputation for natural beauty and friendliness, Republic of Ireland also has a long tradition of education.
The Republic of Ireland covers 26 of the 32 counties and the remaining counties from Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom.
Top 10 reasons why Indian students should consider studying in Ireland
Education System in Ireland
The National Framework of Qualifications was launched in 2003. The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland is an agency of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation and was set up in February 2001.
It has responsibility for developing and maintaining the National Framework of Qualifications and has three principal objects which are set out in the Qualifications (Education & Training) Act 1999:
There are 6 awarding bodies in Ireland.
List of Institutes in Ireland
Undergraduate courses are usually for the duration of 4 years. Universities and Institutes of Technology (IOTs) would accept the Indian 12th standard, however percentage levels required to gain admission will vary depending upon the course and institution that you wish to study at. As a general guide, universities look at a percentage of about 75% to 85% for admissions at undergraduate level, however Institutes of Technology (IOTs) are more flexible while admitting students.
Postgraduate courses are usually for the duration of 1 year. Universities and Institutes of Technology (IOTs) would accept the degrees from recognized Indian universities, however percentage levels required to gain admission will vary depending upon the course and institution that you wish to study at. As a general guide, universities look at a percentage of 60% and above, however for Institutes of Technology (IOTs) are more open to admitting candidates with varied backgrounds.
Not all IOTs will offer PG courses and courses across all interest areas. IOTs will also offer mostly courses that are built based on the requirements of the industry.
Every student would like to study at a top ranked institution. Newspapers like The Sunday Times rank all the seven universities and the 14 IOTs based on criteria like entry qualifications of students,
research work, employability, firsts awarded, student-staff ratio and drop-out rates. There are no official rankings of Irish institutions, however some figure prominently in the various rankings that cover
institutions all over the world like The Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings.
Cost of Studying in Ireland
The cost of studying in the Ireland is determined by the tuition fees of your course and whether you wish to study in the capital city of Dublin or outside in another city.
• Tuition fees vary depending on the course you have applied to study.
• Undergraduate fees ranges from 9,100 to 20,300 Euro
• Average PG fees ranges from 9,150 to 20,000 Euro
• MBA fees can range upto 30,000 Euro
The cost of living (inclusive of accommodation, food, travel, books etc) varies depending on your own particular lifestyle.
Please make sure to account for the entire living costs and tuition fees and do not assume that you can earn some money doing part-time jobs. Part-time jobs can probably only fetch a part of your expenses
and when you are filing for your visas, authorities need to see your entire expenses for 1 year accounted for.