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Why study in Ireland?

The country offers a number of advantages to students who are flocking from all over the world to study in Ireland. Thousands of students from all over the world study in Ireland each year, making studying in Ireland one of the top choice for international students in Europe.

Thousands of students from all over the world study in Ireland each year, making studying in Ireland one of the top choice for international students in Europe.

Benefits of studying in Ireland

  • Irish universities offer both under graduate and post graduate programs in a gamut of diverse and related fields. The quality of the curriculum as well as the standard of teaching and research are unparalleled anywhere in the world.
  • Students in Ireland are allowed to work while they study at their universities. Students can also find internship opportunities at the universities in which they are studying. The internships help students to get much required practical knowledge in their subject of study.
  • The cost of education in Ireland are low when compared to other developed countries. Moreover a wide variety of study loans and scholarships are available for students who wish for additional funding for their education in Ireland.
  • In the post Brexit world studying in Ireland will obviously be the first choice for Indian students.
  • Ireland government provides a post-study work visa to students who complete their graduation at an Irish university. This visa allows you to work in Ireland for an initial period of two years after which you can apply for living in Ireland on a longer term visa.
  • Ireland is a country that attracts students from all over the world to its high quality educational institutions. It goes without saying that when you take the option of studying in Ireland you will become a part of an alumni group that transcends international borders.
  • The Ireland system of learning is heavily balanced towards a more practical approach to learning with opportunities for internships with local companies. When you study in Ireland, you will learn not just theoretical aspects of your subject, but practical application as well, which will greatly add to your employability factor.

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Typical living and learning costs

If, as a student, you decide to live in Dublin or any other big city, you will be paying much more than you would in other parts of the country.

Accommodation – In 2020, the average student rent came to £126 per week, or £547 a month, however, students in London can expect to pay an average of £182 a week, or £640 a month. The average annual cost for students is £4,914 (based on a 39-week contract). Most rents include bills of some kind, although one-third of students will pay bills on top of rent.

We understands how crucial accommodations are in the students’ study abroad experience. As such, we offer a variety of accommodation options so that students will have the most memorable and enjoyable stays possible (host family, homestay host, executive host family, residences, hostel / hotel, studios, shared apartments,etc.)

Food – The cost of living will also depend on how well you manage food costs. The prices of some of the most elementary items are higher in big cities. Fortunately, UK universities have dining halls within their campus where students can purchase a membership card and eat regularly. The average food cost per week in different cities in the UK can be between £30 – £40.

Transportation – Living in Ireland – particularly in Dublin– is expensive compared to many places in the world.
The cost of transportation will of course depend on the individual situation of each individual, but you still need to be prepared financially.

Travelling a is a daily necessity for most people who live, study and work in Ireland. Some choose to walk or cycle, which is cheaper than taking public transport, but can be impractical in bad weather. Taxis are widely available but more expensive.

Tuition fees
Tuition fees vary depending on the studies you choose. A General English course price, as an average, could start from €135 per week.

Univertities Tuition fees for EU/EEA students
In Ireland, undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degrees are free for citizens from Ireland, EU/EEA countries, and Switzerland. The costs are covered by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Keep in mind that not all undergraduate courses offered by public universities are free.

To benefit from the “free fees initiative”, you have to apply for the government funding programme and prove that you are eligible. You are not eligible if:

  • You already have an undergraduate degree
  • You already have a postgraduate degree
  • You are repeating a year of study

Nationality, immigration status, residence and course requirements are other criteria that can qualify you for a tuition-free university degree.

For postgraduate (Master’s and PhD) studies, EU/EEA students should expect to pay tuition fees that range between 3,000 – 30,000 EUR/academic year. Business and Medicine courses are usually the most expensive.

Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students
Undergraduate courses: 9,850 – 55,000 EUR/year
Postgraduate Master’s and PhD courses: 9,950 – 35,000 EUR/year
All international students (both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA citizens) have to pay a student contribution fee of maximum 3,000 EUR/year for student services, like examination entries and support for clubs and societies. The fee varies from one university to another, and it can change every year.

What can I expect from Ireland?

From a one week general English course over the summer, English for Business, English & Sport and up to eleven months foundation/pathways courses to help you prepare for higher education, Ireland has a huge range of choices to learn English and many other subjects in English too.



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