Study In Ireland

Ireland belongs to that set of countries which are booming rapidly and consistently at the same time in the global arena, be it any sector. With less population and more opportunities, no doubt that Ireland’s going great guns in education sector, increasingly drawing students year by year. Let’s look at Ireland’s details in brief!

Ireland has remarkable literature, traditional lyrics and folk music, exquisite dances, ancient historic cities, beautiful countryside, and rich culture. Irish people are simple, family oriented, hospitable and friendly. It has a beautiful coastline, Water sports, hill walking, rock climbing and caving, which can be pursued in case a student needs a break from study. The vibrant and cosmopolitan nature, Variety of musical and cultural attractions, entertainment venues, Museums, Art galleries, theatres and restaurants dotting the cities make life interesting.

The city of Dublin is energized by great restaurants, chic boutiques, traditional pubs, exquisite art galleries, vibrant urban parks, and rooted architecture. Its fascinating history and colorful location by the Irish Sea make it a pleasant place to stay and study.

Ireland is situated in the Atlantic Ocean. The Irish Sea has separated Ireland from Great Britain. Geographically, it is half the size of Arkansas;Ireland looks a lot alike a basin except in the Dublin region. The hills and mountains are low with the highest peaks. Shannon is the principal river which begins in the north-central area, flows to the south and southwest. It ends into the Atlantic.

Education System

In Ireland, The universities and the colleges are extensively funded by the State. Adding to this, there are a number of independent private colleges.

There are seven self-govern and autonomous universities which offer graduate programmes at bachelor, master’s, and doctorate level.

Institutes provide training and education in business, science, linguistics, engineering and music for certificate, degree, and diploma levels.

The colleges of education offer a bachelor of degree for three years and a postgraduate diploma.  These colleges specialize the training for first-level teachers.

Completing a primary degree in university comes under second-level teacher training. This will be followed by a one-year higher diploma in education. Apart from that, there are colleges of education that specialize in the training of second-level teachers of religion, home economics teachers, and physical education.

Types of institutions in Ireland

  1. a)Universities
  2. b)Technological Institutes
  3. c)Private colleges
  4. d)Independent colleges

A lot of focus on guiding the student to their respective industries for employment will be done in all sectors of education institutions. For this purpose, there are Cooperative programs which are deployed in institutions which give vocational training for students based on their areas of interest and the final semesters of their programs are usually dedicated to their placement in some companies which help students turn thorough professionals.

Tuition Fees

Fees vary as per the course / university. The cost of living in Ireland depends on the lifestyle pursued by the student.

Students who are applying at higher education institutions for undergraduate courses in Ireland need to qualify under the Free Fees Scheme to get the exemption for paying the tuition fees. The University or college, which the student has applied for, will decide whether the student is qualified for the free fees scheme or not.

Apart from the tuition fees, students are requested to pay the Service Charge, which is approximately 2.250€ per academic year. Students take examinations and will get various services through Student Service Charge.

EU students have to pay the tuition fees, if they want to enroll for a postgraduate course in Ireland. EU students pay less tuition fees than non-EU students.

For non-EU students, the tuition fee varies largely among study programs and institutes.

Sample Budget for 1 Academic Year.

Accommodation: €2,500-5,000.

Textbooks: €600.

Food and household: €1,500-2,500.

Food costs can vary depending where you live and shop. You may spend around €70-100 a week on food

Other expenses (such as travel, social life, healthcare): €1,000-2,500.

If a student is attending Internationalization course he/she will have get number 2 printed certified on your passport. They are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week in term time or up to 40 hours per week during college vacation. The stamp will be valid until the student finish the course of study.

If you are not attending such a course, you will not be entitled to take up part-time work or engage in any business or profession. You will get stamp number 2A on your passport. This stamp gives you permission to remain until you have finished your course.

Scholarships

Ireland has international recognition for its most sophisticated and thorough educational systems in the world. All Ireland Scholarships facilitate young people in large number throughout the island of Ireland, so that they can get the benefit of third level education.

Now, more than ever, students are embracing nurture and adversity of talent. Scholarship Trust plays a significant role in the administration of the awards and deserves sincere appreciation.

Every year, Government of Ireland International Scholarships will award scholarships to students with high caliber from non-EEA countries.

These scholarships may be for one year masters programme or final year of an undergraduate programme or for one year of a research programme.

Both EU/EEA students are eligible for these scholarships.

Students will be awarded with scholarship fund of €10,000 every year.

The Higher Education Institution will give a FULL fee waiver to the student for that scholarship year in which the student’s tuition fee and registration charge will be waived).

The Ireland Scholarship is a Government funded scholarship programme aimed to attract foreign English teachers to refresh their skills in English language. These scholarships cover the student’s all-expenses including flights, transfers, tuition, accommodation, food and social programmes and four-week study-trip to one of Ireland’s accredited English language schools.

To become eligible for these scholarships, one must be a qualified teacher of English and must be employed in a second or third level institution in their country. Successful applicants will be asked to submit their proof of employment and their qualifications.

Awardees are invited to attend a special event at the Residence of the Irish Ambassador, enjoy some refreshments and entertainment and learn a little about Ireland. They will also receive their own personal Username and Password, which is only available at the Embassy event in person and which you will need to apply online for the Ireland Scholarship. Times Nn? oa8_? (?? ;      Private colleges

  1. d)Independent colleges

A lot of focus on guiding the student to their respective industries for employment will be done in all sectors of education institutions. For this purpose, there are Cooperative programs which are deployed in institutions which give vocational training for students based on their areas of interest and the final semesters of their programs are usually dedicated to their placement in some companies which help students turn thorough professionals.

Employment Opportunities

The right to work while on a student visa and the capacity to earn makes the study affordable. The growing economy presents lot of possibilities to work.

Students must be enrolled in a full-time course under the Degree Program or the Language and Non-Degree Program.  If you are attending them you will be allowed to take up casual employment of up to 20 hours part-time work, per week. Third Level Graduate Scheme: Non-EEA students who are having a 7th level degree are allowed with a non-renewable extension of 6 months and those who are having 8th, 9th, and 10th are allowed with a 12-month extension. The purpose of the permission is to seek employment and gain a Green Card or work permit.

Non-EEA students with Stamp 2 permission are allowed employment of 20 hours a week during terms, and 40 hours a week during holidays.

Excellent part time opportunities are available to international students in Ireland. All thanks to limited population of Ireland.

Students are likely to find employment on a part time basis during their course study which pays them around 9 Euros an hour. Students are entitled to work for 20 hours a week during the running time of classes.

Important Websites

http://www.inis.gov.ie/

http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=8605

http://www.immigrantcouncil.ie/

http://www.justice.ie/

http://www.4icu.org/ie/