Ireland is a part of European Union and is a very dynamic and modern country with a young population of 40% population below 25 years and one of the fastest growing economics in the world, with population of 4.33 million. The country also boasts the highest quality of life in the world, ranking first in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Quality-of-life index. Ireland has topped a list of the World’s Friendliest Countries in a survey drawn up by the Lonely Planet travel guide group.
WHY STUDY IN IRELAND
- Accepts student’s for post graduation with 15 yrs of education, unlike some countries.
- One of the best education systems in Europe (2004 IMD World competitiveness Report) with a history rich in tradition and learning.
- Quality education leading to rapid growth of economy. It has 4.4% unemployment rate.
- Over 2,00,000 international students.
- 1 year master’s degree.
- No prior work experience required for MBA.
- International Students can work Part-time (approximately 20 hrs/week).
- Excellent wages:€ 8-9 per hr
- Temperate climate. It rarely drops below freezing and snow is uncommon.
- Modern lively, safe & secure environment in which one can live, work & study.
- An English speaking country.
- For Undergraduate degree, Diploma and Advanced Diploma IELTS requirement is 6.0
- For master degree IELTS requirement is 6.5
Cost of Living
- €6,000-8,000 per year
Changes from 2015
Non-EEA nationals coming to study in Ireland must be enrolled in a full-time course in one of the following categories. They are not allowed to come to Ireland to do a part-time or distance learning course.
- Higher education programmes
- English-language programmes
The main intake offered by all Colleges and University is September and few Universities offer Feb Intake also.
Non-EEA students with Stamp 2 permission to remain are allowed to take up casual employment. They can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and up to 40 hours a week in the holidays. Students with stamp 2A permission are not allowed to work. This student work concession is being reviewed in 2011 and may be changed in the future.