Study in Ireland – Ireland is one of the most popular study abroad destinations in Europe. Its universities offer first-class education in a traditional, yet modern setting. Ireland is home to some of the finest universities in the world. Some of the key fields Irish universities specialise in include natural sciences, technology, economics, and humanities. Across Ireland, there are two dozen universities and institutes of technology where students can apply. Obtaining a Bachelors or Masters degree in Ireland contributes towards a student’s professional development.
Let’s explore more about Irish education, universities, courses, admission timeline, visa requirements, scholarships and much more.
Here is the list of the top universities in Ireland (based on Times Higher Education or THE rankings):
We have listed the top study abroad programs below:
Some of the top UG and PG courses in the Ireland’s world renowned university, Trinity College Dublin are:
For example, if you are applying for UG or PG courses in University College Dublin (UCD), international students should apply via this link for their choice of course. Applications may open at various stages throughout the year but applications for graduate taught programmes which is supposed to start by next September, opens on 1 October of the current year. The admission key dates at the University College Dublin is shown in the image below. Students can check the website for more details.
International students can apply via sending paper applications to the following address:
Central Application Office
Tel: +353 91 563269/509800
Fax: +353 91 562344
Graduate degree aspirants can browse various courses given in this link to find their choice of Masters degree which they want to pursue at UCD.
The primary academic intakes begin in September at most colleges and universities in Ireland, though a few institutions offer intakes in February. Undergraduate degree programmes usually last for 3 to 4 years (full-time study), which might vary depending on each institution. Postgraduate qualifications could be awarded as postgraduate diploma or PhD. Both taught and research postgraduate courses are on offer at Irish institutions. A typical postgraduate course lasts for 1-2 years and a PhD lasts for 3 years at Irish institutions.
Generally, the following tuition fees (Euros) applies to international students:
Indian undergraduate students
Indian postgraduate students
Check out tuition fees for UG or PG course for 2019/20 academic session at UCD here
Indian students must apply for a visa to enter Ireland to pursue higher studies. Students must have accepted an offer of a recognised programme of study in Ireland and possess a receipt of payment letter from a college in Ireland before they begin the process of applying for their visa overseas to study in Ireland. One can apply for a study visa if they are planning to come to Ireland to undertake a course of study for more than 3 months. The fees for visas are in the following manner:
To get more details on visa process, check out Ireland Government website here –Department of Justice and Equalilty.
Top Irish Scholarships are listed below: