Study in Ireland

Ireland's reputation for high quality education is built on the foundation of commitment to excellence. Its world renowned universities offer internationally recognized qualifications.

Ireland's higher education system involves a combination of universities, specialized colleges as well as institutes offering a wide range of vocational programs. Some of these include subject areas such as hospitality, pharmacy, healthcare, marketing, textiles, media and many more.



    Full Name: Republic of Ireland

    Population: 4.595 million (2013)

    Capital: Dublin

    Largest city: Dublin

    Area: 84,421 km²

    Major language:  English & Irish

    Major religion: Christianity

    Life expectancy: 68.5 years for males and 73.5 years for females

    Monetary unit: 1 Euro =100 Cent

    Main exports: Ireland's main exports are machinery, computers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, live animals, and animal products. Imports include data processing and other equipment, chemicals, petroleum products, textiles, and clothing.

    GNI per capita: us $ 39,250

    Internet domain: .ie

    International dialing code: +353

    Other Cities: Galway, Killarney, Cork, Kilkenny, Dingle, Blarney

    Climate: temperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the time



    Universities in Ireland offer programs right from Certificate level to doctorate level. Ireland has 9 universities, 14 technical institutes & 24 recognized independent institutes.



    • American College Dublin
    • Athlone Institute of Technology
    • Cork Institute of Technology
    • Dublin Business School
    • Dublin City University
    • Dublin Institute of Technology
    • Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT)
    • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
    • Griffith College Dublin
    • Independent College Dublin
    • Institute of Technology - Blanchardstown
    • Ireland College of Computer Training
    • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • Limerick Institute of Technology 
    • National College of Ireland
    • National University of Ireland, Galway
    • Maynooth University
    • Shannon College of Hotel Management 
    • University College Cork
    • University College Dublin
    • University of Limerick
    • Waterford Institute of Technology




    The main intake offered by all Colleges and University is September and few Universities offer Feb Intake also.

    Eligibility Criteria

    You can find the full range of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate program in all Irish universities. The entry requirements for postgraduate study differ from one university to another. However, most courses require an undergraduate degree. Students with vocational work experience can apply for top degrees. The country offers liberal standard of admissions and visa process without interview.

    International student has to appear for IELTS or PTE to get the score for English proficiency.

    • Diploma/ Higher Diploma- 5.5 in IELTS / 46-50 in PTE
    • Bachelors – 6.0 bands in IELTS/ 51-58 in PTE
    • Masters- 6.5 in IELTS/ 62 to 69 in PTE
    • Most of all the institutes accept the application with lower bands in IELTS with specified rules at extra cost of the pre-session English course.

    NOTE: The coaching for the IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE can be availed from AAI also.

    Documents Required

    • Resume
    • Statement of purpose
    • Educational Documents
    • Work Experience, if Applicable
    • Passport
    • birth certificate
    • IELTS score sheet
    • Two academic references



    Tuition Fees (EUR €)

    • Undergraduate Bachelor Degree - 9000 Euros to 20000 Euros
    • Postgraduate Master’s Degree - 9000 Euros to 20000 Euros

    Living Expenses (EUR €)

    • 7000 Euros to 12000 Euros a year



    Students in Ireland are permitted to work part time for 20 hours per week. They are allowed to work full time during breaks. Students can earn substantially to support their lifestyle expenses while studying. The sandwich courses allow you to have PAID JOB PLACEMENT which aids students to earn while they learn. The student will get 1 year of Job search visa along with the study tenure for Bachelors and Master’s Program students.



  • FAQ


    Q. Where can I Study in Ireland?

    In Ireland the Education system consists of Universities, Institute of Technologies and Private Independent Colleges. The entry requirement for the courses offered by them varies from Institution to Institution.

    Q. What is GNIB?

    Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) is an Immigration Service in the Ireland.

    Q. Do I have to pay for Health Insurance?

    International students are not covered for any free medical attention off-campus and must therefore have their own private insurance. Kindly note that heavy amount is charged for all hospitalization and it is advised to make provision for adequate medical insurance. International students are required to show proof of comprehensive medical insurance when registering with the Garda National Immigration Bureau. While applying for student Visa, proof of health insurance is required.

    Q. Should I pay a Deposit?

    . All universities, colleges and Institute of Technology’s require the students to pay a deposit of 500 to 1000 Euros in advance in order to reserve a place for them. In any case we recommend that all students should make a deposit payment as it facilitates in getting a student visa.

    Q. Can I work in Ireland during the course of my study?

    You will be allowed to take up casual employment of up to 20 hours’ part-time work per week in term time or up to 40 hours per week during normal college vacation periods only till the completion of your course.

    Q. Can I study for a degree from Ireland by distance or online mode of education?

    There are colleges in Germany which provide distance and online education offering various courses like Business Management, German, and many more. If you don’t have the budget to visit the country, you can still have a degree from a university of Germany in your kitty. For admission requirements you need to contact the particular college offering distance education. Also, always check with AICTE if a university is authentic or not. There are various institutions that have collaborated with Indian colleges too.