Despite a moderate island population of roughly 5 million, there are a number of excellent higher learning institutions in the Republic of Ireland. Ireland is a small island nation, located on the western-most tip of Europe. 34 higher education institutions in Ireland offer an extensive range of over 5000 programs leading to internationally recognized, quality assured qualifications. International students can choose to meet their educational needs in highly respected business schools, centers of scientific and technology excellence as well as renowned language, humanities and arts faculties. Irish education is among the best in the world, topping the global ranks for quality of education systems. 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. The quality of life in the country is ranked 4th by the UN Human Development Index.
The higher education system in Ireland consists of the university sector, institutes of technology and private independent colleges. The entry requirements for international students to higher education are determined individually by each institution and are generally based on national examination performance and English language aptitude.
Where Can I Study in Ireland?
There are six types of major award available in Ireland at these levels:
Some of the most popular courses offered by the higher education institutions in Ireland:
Tuition fees for 2019/2020 for undergraduate, Non-E.U. students at a higher education institution are as follows:
Course average fees
|Business||€9,850 - €19,500|
|Engineering||€9,850 - €25,500|
|Science & Technology||€9,850 - €25,500|
|Arts and Humanities||€9,850 - €19,500|
|Medicine & Health Sciences||€39,500- €55,000|
Tuition fees for 2019/2020 for Postgraduate, Non-E.U. students at a higher education institution are as follows:
Course average fees
|Business||€9950 - €34,500|
|Engineering||€9950 - €25,000|
|Science & Technology||€9950 - €27,000|
|Arts and Humanities||€9950 - €19,000|
|Medicine & Health Sciences||€18,000 - €32,000|
Irish universities and colleges offer two major intakes. In some universities, intakes may also be referred to as a semester. The two intakes available in Ireland are:
We work with the following institutions in Ireland:
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 organizations. These are awarded solely at the discretion of the individual organizations that set down their own criteria for eligibility.
Awarded to only 60 international students each year, the Government of Ireland International Scholarships is designed to provide non-EU students the opportunity to study in Ireland for free. It includes a tuition fee waiver and an allowance of 10,000 Euros to cover the student’s accommodation and living expenses.
Offered by one of the most prestigious schools in the country, the National University of Ireland is extending this scholarship grant to eligible international candidates who wish to pursue their postgraduate degrees in Ireland. Getting this scholarship is one of the best ways to study in Ireland for free.
Irish education providers regularly offer scholarships up to 100% to qualifying international students, based on academic merit.
All universities have halls of residence, generally apartments of 4 to 8 students, with a private bedroom and shared kitchen, living room and bathroom. On campus accommodation must be paid in 2 installments, in September and in February. In most campus accommodation, it is not possible to pay your rent on a monthly basis. You will usually have to pay a deposit of one month’s rent in advance, refunded when you leave. Utilities such as heating are usually extra, although several halls of residence include heat and electricity in their initial charge and deduct payment for usage in excess of the average allowed for from the deposit when you leave Universities.
Some students choose to live with a host family in their home. This way, you have your own independence but still have the home comforts (and some rules) as well as a family to help you settle in to a new way of life in a new country.
Students who want to be totally independent choose self-catering, rented accommodation. Students pay their rent monthly and in advance. At the beginning of a letting period you pay a deposit of one month's rent, which will be refunded when you leave (provided you have not caused any damage to the premises). The normal length of a lease is 9 or 12 months.
The average national monthly rent for students in 2018/19 was €430 while in 2019/20, this increased to €469 per month. In Dublin, this year the average figure is expected to be €574 per month.
|Books & Class materials||€70|
Students holding a valid immigration stamp 2 permission will be permitted to work 40 hours per week only during the months of June, July, August and September and from 15th December to 15th January inclusive. At all other times students holding Immigration permission Stamp 2 will be limited to working 20 hours per week. The permission to work ceases on the expiry of the students Stamp 2 immigration permission.
Degree program students can get casual work where they are:
Spouses, partners and children of non-EEA nationals can apply to enter and live in Ireland in their own right, but they cannot apply on the basis of their relationship to a non-EEA student. There are some exceptions to this rule, for example, for Ph.D. students or for students who can prove they have sufficient funds to support their family
Post study work right Ireland
Student completing postgraduate program are permitted to study for 24 months in Ireland after graduating. Student must meet the terms of their study permission to live in Ireland where they can work up to 40 hours per week without a work permit. Student completing Higher diploma or bachelor’s degree can work in Australia for 12 months.
In the past three or four decades, after becoming a member of the European Union, Ireland quickly turned from Europe’s poorhouse to Europe’s economic powerhouse. Structural reforms have led to a viable boost and attracted many multinational corporations - and especially technology companies - to set up their European headquarters in Ireland, including the likes of Google, Airbnb, Pfizer, Dell and others. Therefore, Ireland offers numerous opportunities for graduates with an international background. If you study in Ireland, you stand a good chance at finding a job and staying in the country after you graduate.
It also may be possible to stay in Ireland after you complete your studies for the purpose of seeking employment under the Irish Third Level Graduate Scheme. This scheme exists to allow legally resident non-EU third level graduates to remain in Ireland in order to look for employment or apply for a green card/work permit.
The academic requirements (including evidence of English language skills) you need will vary depending on the level of course you want to study.
In general, in order to get direct entry into the bachelor program, you should have minimum of 2.6 GPA from Nepal Education Board/ Grade 5 from A levels and 26-point form IB diploma. Student having lesser then this score will get enrollment through certificate or diploma program. Some private institute may have lesser entry requirement. In addition, some undergraduate courses may also have specific prerequisite subjects and grade requirement.
you must have completed 4 years of bachelor’s degree from Nepalese universities from Nepal. 3 years bachelor’s degree from government university from India are eligible for direct Master degree in Irish education providers.
Following documents need to submit while applying for visa application in Ireland:
Step 1: Contact us:
Contact us or come into our office to discover your options regarding your study destination, course availability, and recommended institutions.
Step 2: Gather documents
Once you have decided what, and where you want to study, we will help you complete the application process and we will keep in contact with the institution(s) on your behalf, and we will send you notifications as your application progress.
Documents needed for making an application to study in Ireland for Nepalese students are:
Step 3: Prepare your documents
After submitting your application to your preferred institution, you get a conditional or unconditional letter of offer. If you have received a conditional letter of offer, then you must meet all conditional before making payment. If you have received an unconditional letter of offer, then you can process the payment.
Step 4: Undertake medical
Students need to undergo health examinations as part of the visa application process. The health assessment process can take several weeks to complete. To help avoid delays, you can choose to undertake your health examination before lodging your visa application. Our career adviser assists you to confirm your appointment with the appointed panel doctor in Nepal.
Step 4: Payment
To accept your offer from an education provider, you must pay the tuition fee. Once the institution has received and processed your tuition fee payment, they will issue you payment receipt. Once we have received this, we will notify you that it is now time to come back into your closest branch with your required documents and start the visa application process.
Step 5: Apply for the visa
To lodge your visa application, you will need to provide the documents outlined in the checklist we provided you in visa requirement section. We will lodge your visa application online and notify you of the progress.
Step 6: Visa outcome
We will notify you as soon as we know the outcome of your visa application so you can come in and collect your grant letter. In most cases, this will be a positive response and it means you can also start planning your travel and accommodation!
Step 7: Travel Services
Aus Studies Consultants can help organize your travel arrangements so you can begin your new student life. Air ticketing, insurance, and foreign exchange can all be arranged through us to make studying overseas easier!