Seven public universities of Ireland are ranked within the top 700 of the world as per the 2012/13 QS World University Rankings. Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University College Dublin (UCD) and University College Cork fall within the top 200 of the ranks.
Ireland universities and colleges offer a multitude of courses aimed to provide a rewarding career to the students. Some of the popular streams include:
- Information Technology
- Biotechnology and Pharmacy
- Applied Science and Hospitality
List of Universities in the Ireland
- University College Cork
- Dublin Business School
- Dublin City University
- Griffith College Ireland
- Maynooth University
- National College of Ireland
- Shannon College of Hotel Management
- Technology University Dublin
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College Dublin (UCD)
Documents required to apply in Ireland
- Attested copies of X, XII & Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits)
- Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
- Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
- Two academic references
- Two references from employers (where applicable)
- Passport sized photographs
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Draft for application fees, if applicable
- Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture programme)
- Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
Education cost to study in Ireland
Tuition Fees (EUR €)
- Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – 9000 Euros to 20000 Euros
- Postgraduate Masters Degree – 9000 Euros to 20000 Euros
Living Expenses (EUR €)
- 7000 Euros to 12000 Euros a year
Why Study in Ireland?
- A friendly, safe country : it is not just us saying it! Ireland was voted by Lonely Planet as the world’s friendliest country in 2008 and 2010 and was ranked 12th in the 2013 Global Peace Index. Our hospitable nature coupled with an unrivalled sense of fun ensures living in Ireland is an unforgettable experience.
- English-speaking country: Ireland, an English-speaking country, has close cultural, economic and educational links with the English-speaking world, especially with the UK – our next door neighbor – and with the USA.
- Internationally recognized qualifications and extensive choice: Irish qualifications are recognized for excellence worldwide. Students can choose from an extensive range of programmes to meet their needs in highly respected business schools, centres of scientific and technology excellence as well as renowned language, humanities and arts faculties.
- Supportive learning environments :Dedicated 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.
- Innovative and creative culture: Ireland is a land rich in cultural heritage with a history of world-leading innovation. From the flamboyance of Oscar Wilde to mould-breaking James Joyce, from the pioneering quantum physics of John Bell to Nobel Laureate Ernest Walton, Ireland’s unique innovative and creative culture is an integral part of the Irish experience. Europe’s most entrepreneurial country is Ireland!
- Distinguished graduates: Ireland’s graduates are innovators in their fields, leaders in their communities and ambassadors for excellence all around the world. Qualifications earned and connections made in Ireland deliver a passport to success.
- Leading global companies in Ireland: Companies who require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success choose to locate in Ireland. Ireland has welcomed Google, Facebook, Pfizer, Apple, Intel to name just a few – all of whom chose Ireland as their European base.
- Living in Ireland
The friendliness and hospitality for which the Irish people are renowned contributes to the ease with which overseas students adapt to the way of life and in particular, student life in Ireland. Student living costs start at 650 EUR/month.
Our climate can be summed up as being mild, moist and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of temperature extremes. You can experience all four seasons in the one day
- Health Insurance
Under EU/EEA regulations, students from other member states who are attending a course of study are entitled to free hospital services provided they have Form E.109 with them. In order to be eligible you will be required to provide the Irish health authorities with documentation from your home country that validates your entitlement.
Working in Ireland
- International students engaged in full-time study of at least one year duration (on a course leading to a qualification which is recognized by the Irish Department of Education and Skills currently do not need a work permit to work in Ireland.
Where can I study a foundation course in Ireland?
Top Irish cities where students can take a foundation year programme include: Dublin, Galway, Cork and more.
- Country Information
- Top Universities in Ireland