Ireland has started to become one of the most popular study abroad destinations in Europe. Its universities offer first-rate education in a traditional, yet modern setting. Thousands of study programmes at over two dozen schools attract international students from around the world.

Why study in Ireland 

Ireland is a beautiful country that’s full of culture and history. It has loads of cafes where students can enjoy quiet time and beautiful scenery.

Irish people are known to be extremely friendly and hospitable. There is no doubt that an international student will make life long friends there.

There are several clubs and societies that students can be a part of, and mingle with other students. There are often live bands, music festivals and culture events that students can go and enjoy.

Students wouldn’t have to go elsewhere to look for jobs. It’s the hub of career and technological advancement that can escalate your career.

Ireland is also a very upcoming country in terms of technology. Many multi-national companies have set up their offices in Ireland. For eg: Microsoft, Google, Airbnb, Dell, etc

While students are at university in Ireland, they are entitled to work up to 20 hours per week in term time, and 40 hours per week in holiday times.

Students are also apply for an extension to their study visa for up to six months after they get their exam results, so they can get work experience.

Admission Requirements and Cost of Study in Ireland

Academic requirements change every year for international students, depending on the program and it’s competitiveness. Below you will find the average and minimum requirements for Irish Universities:

Undergraduate Programs

  • GCSE A levels – you must have 4 A levels or 3 A levels + 1 AS level in different subjects from the same year or preceding year only
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma – Mathematics and English must have been studied. Math Studies is not accepted where programmes have specific Math entry requirements.
  • or have an equivalent qualification

Postgraduate Programs

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a 2.1 or GPA of 3 out of 4 or GPA 4 out of 5.

Other Entry Requirements: Please note that some programmes will have different/additional entry requirements (e.g. interview, sample piece of writing).

English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): Grade 6.5 overall
  • TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
  • University of Cambridge:
    • Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better
    • Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)

Cost of Study in Ireland

Business: €9,850 – €19,500
Engineering: €9,850 – €25,500
Science & Technology: €9,850 – €25,500
Arts & Humanities: €9,850 – €19,500
Medicine & Health Sciences:

€46,500- €55,000

Living Costs: The living cost in Ireland for International Students is approximately €7,000 and €12,000 per year (excluding tuition fees).

Universities in Ireland

Top Universities in Ireland

  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • University College Dublin
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • University College Cork
  • Dublin City University
Futures Abroad represents the following Educational Institutions in Ireland
 Educational InstitutionWebsite
Technological University Dublinhttps://www.dit.ie
Trinity College Dublinhttps://www.tcd.ie
University College Dublinhttps://ucd.ie

List of top universities in Ireland: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-universities-ireland

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