Ireland

Study In Ireland

The levels of education in Ireland are primary, secondary and higher (often known as "third-level") education. In recent years further education has grown immensely. Growth in the economy since the 1960s has driven much of the change in the education system. Education in Ireland is free at all levels, including college (university).

The Department of Education and Skills, under the control of the Minister for Education and Skills, is in overall control of policy, funding and direction, whilst other important organizations are the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland, the Higher Education Authority, and on a local level the Education and Training Boards are the only comprehensive system of government organization. There are many other statutory and non-statutory bodies which have a function in the education system

Undergraduate

Ireland offers a vast range of bachelor degree programs for students. Each of the courses is carefully designed to ensure that students develop strong foundation knowledge in their desired chosen subjects. Each department is managed by a team of competent teachers, so that students can expect the best out of their selected courses. All the universities in Ireland have a vibrant and active community that gives students a chance to gel with students from other countries. The bachelor degree programs are not only focused on academics. The universities also give students opportunities to take up voluntary services and encourage them to take part in cultural activities as well.

Postgraduate

The entry requirements for postgraduate study differ from university to university, course to course. However, most courses require an undergraduate degree, usually a minimum of a 2:2, in a related discipline.

Intakes in Ireland

The main intake offered by Universities and Colleges in Ireland is September. Few Institutions also offer a February start.

Requirements

Undergraduate

The admission requirements for entry to graduate programs are a matter for each university. Generally, however, a first degree of at least a second class honors standard or the equivalent is required. If you are unsure of the equivalency of your qualification to that required, please consult the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland's qualifications recognition section.

All Irish universities require a minimum competency in the English language that allows a student to undertake their studies. Universities use IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or other appropriate resources to determine an applicant's suitability for a course of study through English. Please see the university contact details provided on this site for further details on admission requirements and procedures.

Postgraduate

Popular Universities:

Education and Living Costs:

Tuition Fees:

The cost of studying in Ireland largely depends upon the university you are seeking admission in and the study program you have taken up. Pursuing a postgraduate degree program from an Irish university can cost you between 8900 and 37,000. The tuition fees segregated according to the course are listed here

Medicine and related: 12,035 - 37,000 Engineering:9150 - 18,000 Science & Technology:9150 - 18,000 Arts & Humanities: 8900 - 20,000 Business: 9150 - 18,800

Estimated Living Costs for Ireland (Dublin)

Rent (per week)127.00
Utilities (per week)31.00
Food (per week)46.00
Transport
Public Transport (per week)
Taxis (per trip)
 
12.00
10.00
Entertainment
Pub/Bar per visit
Cinema?per??? visit
Restaurant? per visit
Mobile Phone (per week)
 
15.00
5.00
20.00
8.50
Total274.50 (per week)

Note: Estimated living costs for the rest of the country is generally cheaper as rent is much cheaper in the secondary cities in Ireland.