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Frequently Asked Questions About Study in Ireland

August 2020

One of the most dynamic countries in the world, Ireland possesses a zestful, youthful, contemporary population that has enabled it to make a mark in the world. The government has made one of the most significant contributions in the field of education, which is a reason why the education sector continues to thrive in the country. These are major reasons why a large number of international students are drawn towards study in Ireland.

If you are one of those prospective students looking to study in Ireland, here is a list of a few of the most frequently asked questions, which will help solve some of your doubts.



Where can I study in Ireland?

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

What are the intakes offered by universities in Ireland?

The main intake offered is September and few Universities offer February Intake also.

What are the entry requirements?

Ireland allows pupils for a postgraduate course with 15 years of education. Furthermore, the Master's Degree is a one-year course. No prior work experience is required when you're looking to pursue an MBA program. The entry requirements are conducive to your overall academic development.

What does it cost to study in Ireland?


The average tuition fees per year for some popular courses in Ireland can be understood as follows:

  • Medicine and related fields: €12035-€51635
  • Engineering: €10000-€21600
  • Science and Technology: €10000-€21600
  • Business-related courses: €10000-€30000
  • Humanities and Arts: €10000-€20000

Are accommodation facilities offered?

Institutions usually offer on-campus student residences that are equipped with facilities that include shops, laundries, restaurants and much more. Students can also live in self-catering rented accommodation which in many cases is shared with other students. Similarly, host family accommodations are also offered. This is an excellent opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the local culture and community. You usually have your own room along with provisions for meals. The cost that you incur for accommodation is largely dependent on the type of accommodation and its location. You can expect to shell out an approximate amount of €427 per month.

What is the amount of provisions that I should make towards my living expenses in Ireland?

You can expect yourself to approximately spend €28 on utilities. A meal at a restaurant may come up to €167. Resource material for university largely depends upon the course of your persuasion, you can expect to approximately spend €70. Mobile networking charges may approximately cost €31. Indicative expenditure on shopping and medicines is €41. The social experience is an important component of the university experience in Ireland, expect yourself to approximately spend €75 during social outings.

How do I apply for a student visa in Ireland?

A Letter of Acceptance from the university and evidence of financial support for tuition fees and living expenses are documents required to issue visas. Along with the visa form, international students in Ireland need to submit personal information, academic qualifications, financial strengths equalling to €10000 for each year as living expenses.

Do universities in Ireland offer any health insurance?

International students are not covered for any free medical attention off-campus. Even when making a student visa application, proof of the same needs to be generated. The indicative fees for health insurance in Ireland ranges between €500-€800.

Are part-time job opportunities available?

If you are attending a full-time course that is one year in duration are you permitted to undertake casual employment. This will be 20 hours of part-time work per week during the course and full-time during vacation periods. You can expect to approximately earn €8-€9 per hour.

What do the stay-back opportunities look like?

Once you complete your study with either a Master's Degree or Post-Graduate Diploma or Doctoral Degree you are permitted to stay in Ireland for two years in search of employment. On the other hand, if you do an honours undergraduate degree you get a 12-month stay back option. If you decide to pursue an ordinary undergraduate degree you get six months of stay back.

Not only is Ireland one of the friendliest countries in the world, but also offers a significantly high standard of living.

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