Study in Ireland

Study in Ireland

Study in Ireland-Complete Procedure

Ireland’s worldwide reputation for high-quality education is built on a solid foundation of commitment to excellence. It is a safe English-speaking country that offers the warmest welcome to students from all over the world.

English speaking country -Ireland is an English speaking country. By living and studying here you can improve English proficiency.

Internationally recognized qualifications – Irish qualifications are recognized for excellence world-wide. Students can choose from an extensive range of courses to meet their needs in highly respected business schools and universities.

A safe country – Ireland is ranked the highest in the Global Peace Index. It is safe, stable and multicultural. Ireland demonstrates political stability and social tolerance. You can interact with many cultural background students from different countries and can develop contacts and friends.

Supportive learning environment – International offices work closely with academic, administrative and specialist staff to fully support students throughout their time in Ireland. Through these support structures, students receive direct access to information, facilities, services and staff.

Tuition fees and living expenses are lesser than USA, Australia and New Zealand –

Ireland offers significantly lower annual tuition fees for many popular courses at universities, technical institutions and colleges. Bachelor degrees can be completed in three years compared with four years in America and Canada (exceptions degrees in Engineering and medicine). Master degrees can be completed in 1 year compared with 2 years in many countries.

Excellent advantage for Indian Students – One excellent advantage for Indian students is flexibility in the Irish education system. In most cases students can obtain admission easily from current level to the next level. Students who have completed one or two years of Diploma/ Bachelors/ Post graduate Diploma have the benefit of getting credit transfer in Ireland institutions.

Faster visa Processing – Average time for Irish visa application processing is 15 days to 90 days. But in many cases visas are processed in 15 days. Even if a student applied late for his chosen intake, he has chances to get the visa in time.

Faster Admission process – any student will get admission in Irish Colleges within 3-7 days and Universities within 7-15 days of application in most of the cases.

Extended Work Permit – During post-study visa, if you find a full-time job offer with minimum annual salary of Euro 30000 or above you will get two-year general employment permit and it can be extended to another 3 years more.

Dependent Visas – If you have a Critical skills employment permit, you can bring your family to live in Ireland immediately and they can work here. If you have a general employment permit you may be able to bring family to live here after you have been legally working here for 1 Year.

Pay fees after visa approval – For the Ireland student visa application, it’s not compulsory to pay tuition fees to the education provider before your visa get approved by Immigration

Leading global companies in Ireland – Multinational companies like Google, Facebook, Pfizer, Apple, Intel etc. have chosen Ireland as their European Headquarters. These companies require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success.

Added Benefits:

  1. Year Post-Study Work Visa on completion of 1 Year Bachelor degree program in Ireland
  2. Years Post-Study Work Visa on completion of Masters’ programs in Ireland
  3. You can study Masters’ Program in 1 Year
  4. You need to Pay fees after VISA approval
  5. Only While studying you are allowed to work Part-Time and during vacations you can work full time
  6. You can improve your English Proficiency by Studying in Ireland
  7. Post Study Visa


Interesting Facts to Study in Ireland
Languages SpokenIrish, English
Cost of study€ 10,000 – 30,000
Sources of fundingScholarships, Bursaries, Education Loan and Parental Sponsorship
DegreesDiploma, UG, PG and PhD
IntakesSpring (February) and Autumn (September – October)
VisaD Study Visa (for courses longer than 3 months) and C Study Visa (for courses lesser than 3 months)



University NameKnown forAverage Tuition Fee
Trinity College DublinArts and Humanities, Sciences€19,000 – €34,001
University College DublinEngineering, Life Sciences€14,000 – €34,000
National University of Ireland, GalwayMedicine, Computer Science€14,000 – €20,000
University College CorkMedicine, Marine Science€14,000 – €20,000
University of LimerickBusiness, Engineering, Health Sciences€12,000 – €20,000
Dublin City UniversityCommunications, Business€12,000 – €20,000
Maynooth UniversityArts and Humanities, Social Sciences€12,000 – €20,001
University College Dublin (UCD)Business€12,000 – €34,001
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)Engineering, Technology€9,000 – €15,001


Requirements to Study in Ireland for Indian Students

 Graduate Diploma –To study Diploma in Ireland, Indian students should have completed their secondary education or its equivalent, such as the All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), with acceptable grades.

Indian students to prove their English proficiency, must score an overall band score of 6.0 to 6.5 in IELTS or a minimum total score of 80 to 90 on the Internet-based Test (iBT).

Bachelor’s – Indian students should have completed their secondary education or its equivalent, such as the All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), with acceptable grades.

In IELTS, an overall band score of 6.0 to 6.5 is commonly required or a minimum total score of 80 to 90 on the Internet-based Test is required to prove their English proficiency to study Bachelor’s in Ireland.

Master’s – Students must have completed a relevant Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized university. The specific academic requirements may vary depending on the university and program you are applying to.

To prove their English proficiency skills, students must score an overall band score of 6.5 to 7.0 is commonly required for Master’s degree programs or a minimum total score of 90 to 100 on the Internet-based Test (iBT) is required.


Documents Required to Study in Ireland for Indian Students

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Academic Transcripts
  3. Proof of English Language Proficiency
  4. Proof of Identity – Passport
  5. Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume
  6. Letter(s) of Recommendation (2)
  7. Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement
  8. Passport-sized Photographs 2
  9. Financial Documentation Proof (Bank statements, scholarship or sponsorship letters)
  10. Medical Insurance (a private medical insurance plan or the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC))
  11. Visa Documentation (a letter of acceptance from the university, proof of funds and a valid passport.)


Popular Ireland Scholarships for Indian Students


Scholarship ProgramsBenefits
India Undergraduate Scholarships- Trinity College DublinStipend up to €5000 annually
Centenary Scholarship ProgramsWaiving off 100% tuition fees for a year
Central Bank of Ireland Scholarships for International studentsStipend up to USD 29,550 annually
Scholarships for Ontario College GraduatesWaiving off 15% tuition fees for a year
NUI Galway International Students ScholarshipsWaiving off 100% tuition fees for a year along with USD 18,300 for research fellowships



Ireland Student Visa Requirement

To obtain an Ireland student visa students need to provide proof that they have required tuition fees and living expenses as a liquid fund for a minimum duration through sponsorship or bank loan.

Documents & Fee Required for Ireland Student Visa

  • Complete the Online Visa Application Form.
  • Pay Relevant Ireland Visa Application Fee
  • Pay Relevant Visa Application submission Centre Fee
  • Original Valid Passport and all previous passports along with a photocopy of each page of all the passport(s) submitted.
  • One Recent passport sized photograph
  • Offer of place and Confirmation of Enrolment Document.
  • Covering Letter/ SOP Financial Documents.
  • Affidavit of Support from Sponsor.
  • Academic Documents.
  • English language Test Report – IELTS/TOEFL or PTE (If Applicable)
  • Employment documents, if applicable.
  • Original Police Clearance Certificate from Passport Office.
  • e- Medical acknowledgement of medical test from empanelled doctor which should not be more than 3 months old.
  • Medical Insurance
  • Fund Requirement for Ireland Student Visa
  • Proof of 1 st year tuition fees
  • Proof of living expenses for applicant


Evidence of Funds acceptable for Ireland Student visa

  • Bank loan from approved bank
  • A sponsorship amount of 3 months old from LIC/ Post Office/ Approved Bank/ PF office.


Who Can Sponsor for Ireland Student Visa

Applicant, Parents, Spouse, Relatives, Cousins