Study in Ireland

With whole world to choose from, consider studying in Ireland and get a chance to experience the distinctive culture, friendly country, famous natural beauty, world’s oldest forts and globally recognized international universities.

Why Study in Ireland?

To the west of Great Britain is Ireland, the second-largest island in the British Isles. With a population of over 5 million people who speak Irish and English, Ireland ranks in the top 15 countries in the Global Peace Index 2019. Dublin, the Capital of Ireland is home to one-fourth of the country’s population. Making it the most populous and affluent city in Ireland.

Ireland has mild to moderate oceanic climates throughout the year with rare instances of adverse weather. Summers are typically a warm temperature of 14.5°C to 16°C. Winters can be as cold as 4°C and 7°C. Apart from the peaceful lifestyle and weather conditions, Ireland stands proud with the best education system in the world. Ireland has ranked in the top 20 for education (IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2021) and provides students with one of the best education systems in the world. Students can enroll at several world-class universities and select from an array of courses and specializations.

Higher education in Ireland is popular due to its employment opportunities. There is also an abundance of internship opportunities for students to apply to. These internships help students gain real-world and hands-on experience in a work environment. This comes in handy when job hunting. Without any reluctance you should consider studying in Ireland because it offers post-study work visas to international graduates, making it an attractive destination to kick-start your career.

The Ireland Education System

A country like Ireland, which is globally progressive in its education system holds a lot of benefits for those who choose Ireland as their study destination. Being a culturally deep-rooted country, it becomes a welcoming place to pursue higher education. English is one of the predominantly used languages, which adds to the benefits of studying in Ireland, easing the language barrier for international students.

It is the right move if you are planning to study abroad in Ireland. It has a distinguished standing in the sphere of education. It imparts perfection and excellence which can be identified clearly from the QS World University Rankings 2021, as 8 universities in Ireland have succeeded in taking a place in this ranking.

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The Cost of Studying in Ireland

The primary concern for any international student is the cost of living in a foreign destination. Though it is considered that the expenses in Ireland equate to the expenses in some of the expensive states in America, proper budgeting could help in managing your money. 

Concerning the cost of living in Ireland, you will need around €1000 to cover basic expenses in Dublin. With that being said, expenditure varies depending on the location, course, and personal requirements of an individual. The expenses will also fluctuate based on the accommodation you choose.

Ireland offers a wide range of accommodation choices such as on-campus accommodation, rented accommodation, and living with a host family. It is estimated that the average cost of living per year is €8,000 - €12,000, and the average tuition fee per year is €9,000 - €27,000. The average tuition fee per year varies depending on the course.

Student Health Insurance to Study in Ireland

Every international student must obtain private medical insurance for immigration purposes. If you plan to study in Ireland, you should ensure that the provided evidence of medical insurance is in English. In addition to medical insurance being a visa requirement, the Medical service in Ireland is high, and all Non-EU students are advised to be prudent about their insurance policies as it would cost around €1200 per night stay in Irish hospitals.

For a first-year international student, Ireland travel insurance coverage will be adequate which covers a minimum of €25000 for disease and €25000 for the accident. During the subsequent years of stay, you should source private medical insurance in Ireland. Alternatively, you must be a part of the Group Insurance scheme provided by your college or a private medical insurance coverage sourced in Ireland.

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Study in Ireland Student Visa Requirements

If you choose Ireland as your study destination, the visa fee which covers the cost of processing your application is €60 for a single-entry visa and €100 for multiple entries. Evaluating your entire duration of stay is essential before applying for a visa in Ireland. If your course duration and stay is less than 90 days ‘Short stay ‘C’ visa’ is required and if the duration is more than three months ‘Long-stay ‘D’ Visa’ is required. 

You will need the following proof to acquire your Irish student visa:

  • Private medical insurance evidence
  • A Test score of English language proficiency exams (IELTS OR TOEFL) or document to prove your Irish fluency
  • Acceptance Letter from the institution you are enrolling
  • Tuition fee payment proof

Top Courses to Study in Ireland

Ireland with its best functioning academic system offers a bunch of courses to study with ultimate job prospects.

List of top courses to study in Ireland:

  • Data Analytics

Organizations are hiring Data Analysts at an accelerated rate to dig out information and analyze their business value chain to bring in successful changes. As the growth rate of Data and information is increasing, Data analysts are hired with rewarding salary packages of around €38000 per year. Students are gravitating towards this profession as the demand for Data Analysts is rising.

  • Artificial Intelligence

This is a course that combines datasets and computer science to solve problems. If you are interested in programmes like Python and Machine learning algorithms and also pretty good in Mathematics, then you will be the right fit to take this course. You can also enroll yourself in this course if you wish to pursue a career as a data analyst.

  • Engineering 

Undoubtedly Engineers are in high demand all around the world, which means that you will have great chances of getting a job right out of University. In Ireland, the estimated salary a Chemical Engineer starts on is around €33000 per annum and an Electrical engineer gets around €37000 to €45000 per annum. This highlights that Engineering will be a great option for you in terms of job prospects and you will become a natural fit when it comes to being a top-earning graduate.

  • Cyber security

The increase in cyber-attacks has increased the willingness of companies to hire cyber security professionals with an entry-level pay of €44000 per year. Cyber security teaches you to identify digital exploitation and that is why companies are demanding cyber security professionals to implement security in preventing loss of data.

Upcoming Intakes in Ireland

Intakes

Intake 1: Early September to December - Semester 1 / Autumn

Intake 2: Late January to May - Semester 2 / Spring

Application Deadline

30 June*

Entry Requirement

5 C’s (IGCSE or SPM)

Duration

1 year

English Requirement

IELTS 5.0 overall, no bands lower than 4.5

Tuition Fees

€12,500 - €19,500

Scholarships

€1,000 - €5,000

Pre-U Progression

Most foundation programs are offered by the universities directly. Consult us for more insights.


* Late application may be accepted. Do consult our counselors for more info

Intakes

Intake 1: Early September to December - Semester 1 / Autumn

Intake 2: Late January to May - Semester 2 / Spring

Application Deadline

30 June*

Entry Requirement

Subject to Universities and Courses.

Contact us to find out more

Duration

4 years

English Requirement

IELTS 6.5 overall, no bands lower than 6.0

Tuition Fees

€9,000 - €27,000 per year

Scholarships

Up to 25% per year

Post-study work visa

1 year - Bachelor (Honours)


* Late application may be accepted. Do consult our counselors for more info

Intakes

Intake 1: Early September to December - Semester 1 / Autumn

Intake 2: Late January to May - Semester 2 / Spring

Application Deadline

30 June*

Entry Requirement

Subject to Universities and Courses.

Contact us to find out more

Duration

1 year

English Requirement

IELTS 6.5 overall, no bands lower than 6.0

Tuition Fees

€9,000 - €24,000 per year

Scholarships

Up to 25% per year

Post-study work visa:

2 years


* Late application may be accepted. Do consult our counselors for more info

Our Ireland Student Placement Services

  1. Register with AECC Global by filling the Enquiry Form on this page and talk with an education counsellor
  2. Apply to institutions with our help (We have great working relationships with many Irish universities)
  3. Sit an IELTS or any applicable examinations
  4. Receive institution offer letter
  5. Pay tuition fee
  6. Prepare & lodge visa documents
  7. Collect visa grant letter
  8. Pre-Departure services at AECC Global
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